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Red valerian, Centranthus ruber

Family of valerianaceae

This herbaceous plant grows on walls and on rocks, especially the ones situated in sheltered and dry places, and it has small spikes with red or rosy flowers. It flowers during the months of June and July.

The tender leaves are used to prepare mixed salads.

Picture and text of Tebaldo Lorini
Translated by Gianna Toni

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