Rue Seeds, Herb O'Grace


Ruta graveolens

Also known as common rue, this herb is long loved for its medicinal properties, Rue shouldn't be discounted for also being a beautiful landscape plant. Compact, mounding plants with interesting leaves that look great as a border planting. Sweet yellow flowers are very attractive to pollinators of all kinds, and is a preferred host plant for Black Swallowtail, Anise Swallowtail, and Giant Swallowtail butterflies.

Caution! This plant can be toxic when taken internally, and can cause rashes by skin contact. Wear gloves and long sleeves while handling this plant. Always consult a definitive source on uses and dosing before using any medicinal herb.

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1 gram 
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  Full Sun
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