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A widely cultivated valerian (Valeriana officinalis) having clusters of small, fragrant, purplish, pink, or white flowers and strong-smelling rhizomes used medicinally as a sedative.
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the cultivated valerian, Valeriana officinalis.
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|Noun||1.||garden heliotrope - tall rhizomatous plant having very fragrant flowers and rhizomes used medicinally|
valerian - a plant of the genus Valeriana having lobed or dissected leaves and cymose white or pink flowers
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