Galega officinalis

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Taxonomy
Kingdom:
Plantae
Phylum:
Magnoliophyta
Class:
Magnoliopsida
Order:
Fabales
Family:
Fabaceae (Leguminosae)
Genus:
Galega
Species:
G. officinalis
Scientific Name
Galega officinalis
L.
Common Names
goatsrue, goat's rue, professor-weed

Overview

Appearance
Galega officinalis is an herbaceous, perennial plant found in Utah, Pennsylvania, and New York that can grow up to 6 ft. (1.8 m) in height. Plants are shrubby.
Foliage
Leaves are multi-stemmed with alternate, pinnately compound.
Flowers
Purple to white, pea-like flowers are arranged in terminal or axillary racemes and are present from June to July.
Fruit
Fruits are short pods with up to 9 seeds each.
Ecological Threat
Galega officinalis invades wet, disturbed areas such as streambanks, low pastures and ditches. It can form dense thickets and is toxic to livestock.

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