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Marsh Valerian

Observed: 10th May 2013 By: anonymous spotter
Marsh Valerian
Marsh Valerian

I am not sure what this plant is, and as it is still in bud it is difficult to describe. It was growing in a damp area and is an upright plant with a terminal umbel of small pink flowers. Although still in bud, the flowers appear to be about 5mm across with purple stamens. The corolla is funnel-shaped and 5-lobed. Leaves lanceolate and in pairs - sorry about the blurry picture - I was trying to stay on the path and not trample the area.

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Marsh Valerian (Valeriana dioica) interacts


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Val v MVal

MV Distinguished by the tighter flower clusters and deeper pink colour of the flowers has leaflets which are much more rounded.