taxonomy in public media

Howie Brounstein howieb at TELEPORT.COM
Thu Jan 16 00:15:02 CST 1997

> Also on the Star Trek theme, there was an episode where Dr. Crusher and
> Captain Picard were trapped in a cave on an alien world.  Picard was
> injured and Dr. Crusher was able to identify the  roots of a certain
> species of plant (she said the name but I forget what it was) that her
> grandmother used on similar injuries, and used it to help Picard.  Of

The herb was Valerian, evidently some species of Valeriana.

Howie Brounstein
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"I hope that's Valerian I smell!"

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