nCentranthusgenus of southern European herbs and subshrubs
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
ncentranthusA genus of plants, natural order Valerianaceæ, distinguished from the true valerian by having a spur to the corolla and a single stamen. The species are perennial smooth herbs, with white or red flowers. C. ruber (spur valerian) is a sweet-scented plant from southern Europe, often cultivated for ornament.
Centranthus ruber coccinea, 56.
"Hardy Perennials and Old Fashioned Flowers" by John Wood