Latin name: Centranthus ruber (L.) DC.
  Pronunciation: sen-TRAN-thus ROO-ber

  Common name: Red valerian
  Family: Valerianaceae (Valerian)
  Habitat: Disturbed urban locations, crevices in rocks
  and walls, roadsides, an escapee from cultivation,
  native to Mediterranean region

  Blooming period: April to August
  Click for Latin name derivations:  1) Centranthus
  2) ruber
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