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*Ruta graveolens Linnaeus. Rue, Herb-of-grace. Phen: May-Aug; Jun-Sep. Hab: Cultivated in gardens as a medicinal herb, persistent and rarely escaping, sometimes locally abundant in pastures over limestone or gravelly floodplains. Dist: Native of Eurasia.

Origin/Endemic status: Eurasia

Other Comments: This plant causes dermatitis in some people, apparently by removing the skin's sun-resistance. Ruta has a disagreeable smell, and has toxic properties.

Synonymy: = C, F, G, Il, K1, K3, K4, Mi, NE, NY, Pa, RAB, S, S13, Tx, WV

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image of plant© Eric Keith, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Eric Keith source CC-BY-NC, permission granted to NCBG | Original Image ⭷
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