Valerianella locusta

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 Valerianella locusta subsp. var.  Corn salad, Lamb's Lettuce, Fetticus
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Habit: herbaceous
Height: to
Width: to
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Height: 4 in to 12 in
Width: 6 in to 8 in
Lifespan: annual
Exposure: sun
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USDA Zones: 5 to 9.5
Sunset Zones:
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Valerianaceae > Valerianella locusta var. ,

Corn salad (Valerianella locusta) is a small dicot annual plant of the family Valerianaceae. It is also called Lewiston cornsalad, lamb's lettuce, field salad, mâche, and rapunzel.

Corn salad grows in a low rosette with spatulate leaves up to 15.2 cm long.[1] It is a hardy plant that grows to zone 5, and in mild climates it is grown as a winter green. In warm conditions it tends to bolt to seed.[2]

Corn salad grows wild in parts of Europe, northern Africa and western Asia.[3] In Europe and Asia it is a common weed in cultivated land and waste spaces. In North America it has escaped cultivation and become naturalized on both the eastern and western seaboards.[4]



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  1. Floridata: Valerianella locusta
  2. Plants for a Future: Valerianella locusta
  3. United States Department of Agriculture: Germplasm Resources Information Network
  4. United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service: Plants profile for Valerianella locusta

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