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Taxon: Valerianella locusta (L.) Laterr.

Genus: Valerianella
Family: Caprifoliaceae subfamily: Valerianoideae. Also placed in: Valerianaceae
Nomen number: 80009
Place of publication: Fl. bordel. ed. 2, 93. 1821
Name verified on: 12-Jun-1992 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 12-Mar-1997
Species priority site is: National Center for Genetic Resources Preservation (NSSL).
Accessions: 1 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.

Common names:

  • common cornsalad   (Source: BSBI ) – English
  • cornsalad   (Source: World Econ Pl ) – English
  • European cornsalad   (Source: AH 505 ) – English
  • lamb's-lettuce   (Source: World Econ Pl ) – English
  • mâche douchette   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – French
  • valérianelle   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – French
  • Feldsalat   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – German
  • Rapunzel   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – German
  • valerianella   (Source: Mult Glossary Crops ) – Italian
  • nojisha   (Source: F Japan ) – Japanese Rōmaji
  • alface   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Portuguese
  • lechuga de campo   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
  • vårklynne   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:

  • Human food: vegetable   (fide Cornucopia)
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant   (fide Geigy Weed Tables. 1968)

Distributional range:

    Macaronesia: Portugal - Madeira Islands; Spain - Canary Islands
    Northern Africa: Algeria; Morocco
    Western Asia: Syria; Turkey
    Caucasus: Azerbaijan; Georgia; Russian Federation - Ciscaucasia, Dagestan
    Northern Europe: Denmark; Finland; Ireland; Norway; Sweden; United Kingdom
    Middle Europe: Austria; Belgium; Czechoslovakia; Germany; Hungary; Netherlands; Poland; Switzerland
    East Europe: Belarus; Moldova; Russian Federation - European part [s.]; Ukraine [incl. Krym]
    Southeastern Europe: Albania; Bulgaria; Former Yugoslavia; Greece; Italy [incl. Sardinia, Sicily]; Romania
    Southwestern Europe: France [incl. Corsica]; Portugal; Spain

  • naturalized elsewhere




Check other web resources for Valerianella locusta (L.) Laterr.:


  • Check for additional images
  • Google Images Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: (04 October 2015)

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