If you’ve ever had trouble sleeping, as I have, then there’s a good chance you’ve heard of valerian.
Valerian is a well-known herbal sleep aid that has, in recent years, popped up more and more in the vitamin and supplement section of drug stores. It’s become more popular because it can be just as effective as many pharmaceutical products, but has none of the side effects.
The plant is a native of temperate Europe, and while it has naturalized in North America, it’s probably not something that you’ll find amongst the dandelions in your yard. I’ve never seen wild valerian around here, but I’ve planted some and it has adapted just fine.