goatsrue, goat's rue, professor-weed
- 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.
- Leaves are multi-stemmed with alternate, pinnately compound.
- Purple to white, pea-like flowers are arranged in terminal or axillary racemes and are present from June to July.
- 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.
- King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks Water and Land Resources Division
- USDA Forest Service, Forest Health Staff, Newtown Square, PA Weed of the Week
- Oregon Department of Agriculture Plant Programs, Noxious Weed Control
- Washington State Noxious Weed Control Board
- Flora of Pakistan, www.eFloras.org
- USDA NRCS PLANTS
- USDA ARS GRIN
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