Valerian is a hardy perennial flowering plant, with heads of sweetly scented pink or white flowers. The flowers are in bloom in the northern hemisphere from June to September. Valerian was used as a perfume in the sixteenth century.
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Benson John Lossing, ed. The New Popular Educator (London, England: Cassell & Company Limited, 1891)