Wednesday, May 16, 2007

I think this is Valerian?

1 comment:

Siani said...

Yes, you're spot-on, Jim, it's valerian. I used to call it stinkweed before I knew the name of it, as it lets out such a foetid stench when it's dying down. It has natural, tranquilising properties and can often be found in homeopathic remedies for stress or insomnia. Cats also love the smell of the roots, almost as much as catnip.