valerian family

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Noun1.valerian family - genus of mostly herbs having a characteristic fetid odor
asterid dicot family - family of more or less advanced dicotyledonous herbs and some trees and shrubs
order Rubiales, Rubiales - an order of dicotyledonous plants of the subclass Asteridae; have opposite leaves and an inferior compound ovary
genus Valeriana, Valeriana - genus of widely distributed perennial herbs and some shrubs
genus Valerianella, Valerianella - genus of Old World annual herbs widely naturalized
Centranthus, genus Centranthus - genus of southern European herbs and subshrubs
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Patrinia scabiosifolia shares the same habit of growth with Verbena bonariensis, although it is unrelated, belonging to the valerian family. Their similarity can be exploited to dramatic effect by planting them side by side, preferably in swathes, to mingle with each other.
is a highly variable species of the Valerian family (Valerianaceae) that has a lot of medicinal properties.