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Ruta montana

Rue des montagnes
Mountain Rue

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

yellow

Flower size

9-15 mm

Flowering months

April,

May,

June,

July

Leaf type

Bipinnate

Height

20-40 cm

Description

A strongly scented, evergreen sub-shrub.

Flowers

The 4-petalled, lacy yellow flowers are borne in dense glandular panicles.

Leaves

Bipinnate leaflets on either side of the stem, each leaflet is further subdivided. Narrow leaflets on either side of the stem, each leaflet is again divided, sturdy, grey and smooth.

Fruits Seeds

Capsule: 4 pointed capsule.

Medical

Leaves: Rue has been used in herbal medicine for centuries. It stimulates the menstrual flow and, in small doses, helps with painful or difficult menstruation.

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