Beaked Corn Salad
Valerianella radiata

Family: Caprifoliaceae (cap-ree-foh-lee-AY-see-ee) (Info) (cap-ree-foh-lee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Valerianella (val-er-ee-ah-NEL-uh) (Info)
Species: radiata (rad-ee-AY-tuh) (Info)

Category:

Annuals

Herbs

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

May be a noxious weed or invasive

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

Seed Collecting:

Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Cole Camp, Missouri

Piedmont, Missouri

Glouster, Ohio

Gardeners' Notes:

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On May 2, 2005, melody from Benton, KY (Zone 7a) wrote:

In some places, this plant can get invasive, but around here, it's just a cheerful little weed.

It can be seen in huge drifts along the roadsides in the gravel margin, and in waste places. It's common throughout the mid-south area and blooms in late April/early May here in west KY.