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I.D. of Woody Perennial

Posted by Drumphan Ohio (My Page) on
Fri, Jun 13, 14 at 0:14

I'm no expert, but I know a lot of plants and can recognize a lot of plants. But this one, I have absolutely no clue - like I don't have an inkling. It's a woody perennial and is growing well in a shady spot that gets good morning sun. There is an astilbe to the left, so that's what you see to the left and at the bottom. I'm asking about the one with the yellow flowers. It was my mom's, but she has no clue either.

Any ideas? I'm sure someone will know.

Thank you in advance,

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RE: I.D. of Woody Perennial

Rue (Ruta graveolens). I recognized the foliage, but had to look up those flowers to make sure it was a match.

This post was edited by Gyr_Falcon on Fri, Jun 13, 14 at 1:26

RE: I.D. of Woody Perennial

Be very careful if you are working in this area - rue contains coumarins which react with sunlight to cause skin blisters (very simlar to euphorbias and hogweeds). It is a lovely foliage plant (I shear the flowers off mine) which has a beautiful glaucous sheen....but do be aware that it can be a nasty skin irritant. Wear gloves.

RE: I.D. of Woody Perennial

Bob, is also a host plant for the black swallowtail butterfly :)


RE: I.D. of Woody Perennial

Thank you all for the I.D. That's what my mom thought it was, but for some reason, when I looked it up, I just kept seeing meadow rue, and it didn't look like that.

And thanks Rhonda. That's good to know. I hope they can find it.


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