Valerianella olitoria

Corn Salad or Lamb's Lettuce

Names and Myths

Valerianella Diminutive of Valeriana, said by Linneaus to be in honor of Publius Aurelius Licinius Valerianus, Roman emperor 253-260

olitoria of the Kitchen Garden

Corn Salad or Lamb's Lettuce

Natural history / Folklore

Cultivated in Europe for salad, introduced from Europe. Now found along roadsides and in waste places.54


Clusters of small white flowers with a circle of bracts below each cluster.

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