130984 RED VALERIAN Centranthus ruber (Valerianaceae) Height to 75cm. Upright, branched, hairless and greyish green perennial. Grows on broken, rocky ground, chalk cliffs and old walls. FLOWERS are 8-10mm long, the corolla reddish or pink (sometimes white); borne in dense terminal heads (May-Sep). FRUITS have a feathery pappus. LEAVES are ovate, untoothed and borne in opposite pairs. STATUS-Introduced and widely naturalised but most frequent in coastal districts.