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Are basal leaves of Valeriana edulis also edible?

 
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We have what I believe is valeriana edulis growing in dappled shade of  aspen on a north facing slope at about 8400 feet in southwest colorado, USA.  After several years' search in wildflower books ,
and a visit by the local Agriculture Dept's horticulturalist, I am convinced that the roseates of basal leaves which are VERY abundant, are of the edible valerian.  The latter is described in multiple
places all of which refer to the foul smelling root Indians baked for Freemont that is the base of the sedative valium.  But no where can I find out if the leaves are edible.  They look more
like spinach than anything.  I've tasted bits experimentally.  Seemed almost tasteless, but I've been wary of tasting enough to have a real opinion.  I have found some references that suggest
these basal leaves may be the same as what many refer to as corn salad.  But no where do I find anyone saying the basal leaves, from which grown the stalk and flower of the valerian whose root is edible, are also
edible and called corn salad.

Surely, I, a rank amateur and only occasionally that, am not the first to wonder about this connection.  I signed up for Permie because the only hint I found was here from an Austrian who advised if you are leary of valerian root, try nibbling a leaf.
Now i can't find that agin.
 
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this says edible but, this plant is what I grew up with being called Native Indian Tobacco,
https://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=VAED

is this the same plant?
maybe post a picture of yours?
 
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Peggy, yes, please do post pictures.  I'm very curious as I have a plant I'm trying to ID that looks similar to some pictures of Valeriana edulis.  The person I got it from called it corn salad, but that plant, Valerianella locusta, is always listed as an annual while my plant is perennial.  Interestingly, Valeriana and Valerianella are both in the same sub-family.  I tried a bit of the leaves in early spring and found them to be mild.  I haven't tried them later in the season yet.
 
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I found my pictures but I am having a hard time copying and pasting here.  Jiggle me again later and I'll try again.
 
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how to add images to your post
https://permies.com/t/61133/Post-Image-Permies
 
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I am trying to submit images as attachments.  These plants grow wild on north side of slope at about 8500 feet, under aspen and mixed with wild geraniums and leaves of wild strawberries (that never flower).    The pics have not come up in preview so I don't know if I've succeeded.
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Valeria? 4
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Valeria? 5
 
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Valeria   I have two more which are better of the leaves
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Peggy, have they flowered and gone to seed yet for you?
 
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Here are a few pictures of my unknown plant.  They look a bit different, but perhaps are in the same genus or else are a variation.
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unknown in early spring
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in flower in the summer
 
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Here's a summer shot where you can see the basal leaves a bit more.  They do look somewhat longer and pointier here.

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But my leaves have not yet ever gotten long and skinny like this picture from Minnesota Wildflowers website  So I'm thinking mine is probably a different species of valerian than theirs, but so far I have no confidence in which species of valerian mine might be.  The hunt continues.  Fingers crossed that we can both get a solid ID.
 
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