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.
is a highly variable species of the Valerian family (Valerianaceae) that has a lot of medicinal properties.