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Valerianella texana

Valerianella texana Dyal

Edwards Plateau cornsalad

Valerianaceae (Valerian Family)


USDA Symbol: VATE4

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

Plant: 1-3 dm. ta,, rather frail, pubescent on the angles. Leaves: Hairy on the margin and upper surface, the lower spatulate, the upper ovate, sessile. Bracts: Lanceolate, ciliate. Inflorescence: Loosely and corymbosely cymose, corolla white. Fruit: Yellowish, laterally compressed, less than 1 mm. long, with four lines of short capitate hairs, 2 down the dorsal side of the fertile cell and one down the ventral side of each sterile cell; fertile cell narrowly oblong, produced at apex into a prominent tooth, much narrower than the combined width of the sterile cells which have a narrow deep groove between them with a prominent nerve down the middle of the groove.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Leaf Arrangement: Opposite
Size Notes: Up to 6 inches.
Flower: Flowers 2-2.5 mm. long.
Fruit: Yellowish. Less than 1 mm. long.
Size Class: 0-1 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May


Native Distribution: Endemic to Burnet, Gillespie and Llano County of Texas.
Native Habitat: Moist stream banks.

Growing Conditions

Water Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Moist

National Wetland Indicator Status

Status: FAC
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

Additional resources

USDA: Find Valerianella texana in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Valerianella texana in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Valerianella texana


Record Modified: 2007-10-10
Research By: TWC Staff

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