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rue

Ruta graveolens

Lacy blue-green ornamental herb is known as the “herb of grace.” Rue was once thought to cure a wide range of ills, but is now grown mostly as an ornamental and insect repellent. It’s bitter flavor is used in cooking only in northern African foods. NOTE: Some people have skin sensitivity to this plant that can resemble a poison ivy blistering.

Larval host for Black Swallowtail, Anise Swallowtail, and Giant Swallowtail butterflies!

Host plant for Black Swallowtail, Broad-banded Swallowtail, Giant Swallowtail, and King Swallowtail butterflies.