- 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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