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Valeriana officinalis

Description
Life formherbPhysiology
HabiterectCategoryornamentals/turf, medicinals & aromatic
Life spanperennialPlant attributesgrown on large scale, grown on small scale

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthmedium (50-150 cm)shallow (20-50 cm)
Temperat. requir.1524532Soil texturemedium, organicmedium, light, organic
Rainfall (annual)6008005001000Soil fertilityhighmoderate
Latitude45406570Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -400Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)low (<4 dS/m)
Soil PH5.5757.5Soil drainagewell (dry spells)poorly (saturated >50% of year), well (dry spells)
Light intensityclear skiesvery brightlight shadevery bright

Climate zonetemperate oceanic (Do), temperate continental (Dc)Photoperiod
Killing temp. during restno inputKilling temp. early growthno input
Abiotic toler.Abiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemhome garden, large scale/commercialCrop cycle00
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity
arable irrigatedley cropping

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Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
materialessential oilsroots
materialaromaticsroots
materialcosmetics & perfumeryroots
medicinalnervous system applicationsroots
medicinalblood system applicationsroots
medicinalmuscular/skeletal applicationsroots
environmentalornamental/turfentire plant