Common Valerian (Valeriana officinalis) – Identified

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Date Photo Taken: 08/26/2019
Location: Wolfville, Nova Scotia
Posted By: Stephanie Brundage


On vacation in Nova Scotia, we saw this plant in several locations around the western shore. This one was growing along a pathway and appeared to have been planted there. From a distance could be mistaken for Joe Pye Weed, but up close you see that the flowers have actually finished and only twigs remain. Closeup of the leaves included.


  1. laura735 Master Identifier says:

    Maybe common valerian (Valeriana officinalis)? check it out and see if you have a match. Best wishes!

    October 25th, 2019 at 3:03 am
  2. Stephanie Brundage Green Thumb says:

    Yes, looks like it. Thanks.

    October 28th, 2019 at 9:14 pm
  3. laura735 Master Identifier says:

    You’re welcome! Appreciate the confirmed ID!

    November 1st, 2019 at 1:59 am

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