Search

[?]

Open the Advanced Search

White Valerian

Centranthus ruber albus

Please keep in mind that it is illegal to uproot a plant without the landowner's consent and care should be taken at all times not to damage wild plants. Wild plants should never be picked for pleasure and some plants are protected by law.
For more information please download the BSBI Code of Conduct PDF document.

Plant Data

Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Order:
Dipsacales
Family:
Valerianaceae (Valerian)
Also in this family:
Type:
Flower
Maximum Size:
75 centimetres tall
Habitats:
Gardens, grassland, roadsides, rocks, sand dunes, seaside, towns, walls, wasteland.

Flower:
֍
White, 5 petals
 
The white flowering form of Red Valerian (Centranthus ruber). The flowers appear in loose clusters.
Fruit:
A nut-like fruit with a feathery plume on top.
Leaves:
Dull or pale blue-green glossy leaves. The lower leaves are stalked, and the upper leaves are stalkless. Egg-shaped, up to 12cm long, and can be either toothed or toothless.
Aroma:
Smells unpleasant.
Frequency (UK):
Common  
Similar Species: