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botanical name:
Galega officinalis
Galega officinalis © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Goat's Rue
family:  Papilionaceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 1.20m
width: 0.75m
growth rate: fast
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: green
flower colour: mauve
main season: Summer
medicinal symbol medicinal
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -18°C
USDA zone: 7 to 9
Vigorous clump forming perennial with rather lax stems and soft green pinnate leaves with up to 17 pointed leaflets. Numerous spikes of white, mauve or sometimes bicoloured flowers from early summer to autumn.

From seed

Wild gardens, back of borders.
Has been used medicinally to aid the treatment of diabetis.

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