Plantae > Tracheophyta > Magnoliopsida > Fabales > Fabaceae > Galega > Galega officinalis
 

Galega officinalis (professorweed; goatsrue; Professor Weed; professor-weed; goat's rue; Goat's-rue; Galega; Echte Geissraute)

Synonyms: Galega bicolor; Galega patula; Galega persica; Galega vulgaris
Language: Azerbaijani; French; Georgian; Romanian; Russian; Ukrainian

Wikipedia Abstract

Galega officinalis, commonly known as goat's rue, French lilac, Italian fitch or professor-weed, is an herbaceous plant in the Faboideae subfamily. It is native to the Middle East, but it has been naturalised in Europe, western Asia, and western Pakistan. The plant has been extensively cultivated as a forage crop, an ornamental, a bee plant and as green manure.
View Wikipedia Record: Galega officinalis

Attributes

Height [1]  3.9 feet (1.2 m)
Width [1]  30 inches (0.75 m)
Light Preference [2]  Mostly Sunny
Soil Acidity [2]  Neutral
Soil Fertility [2]  Rich
Soil Moisture [2]  Moist
Edible [1]  May be edible. See the Plants For A Future link below for details.
Flower Type [1]  Hermaphrodite
Hazards [1]  A few reports exist, none of them in Britain, of toxicity to mammals;
Lifespan [1]  Perennial
Pollinators [1]  Insects, Lepidoptera
Structure [3]  Herb
Usage [1]  A fast-growing plant, it makes a good green manure crop, enriching the soil with organic matter and also fixing atmospheric nitrogen; The plant is used cosmetically in hand and foot bathes;
View Plants For A Future Record : Galega officinalis

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Braunton Burrows 3328 England, United Kingdom
Burnham Beeches 946 England, United Kingdom  
Carmarthen Bay and Estuaries/ Bae Caerfyrddin ac Aberoedd 163340 Wales, United Kingdom
Dorset Heaths 14161 England, United Kingdom
Essex Estuaries 114016 England, United Kingdom
Humber Estuary 90582 England, United Kingdom
Kavkazskiy Biosphere Reserve Ia 692723 Krasnodar, Karachay-Cherkessia, Adygea, Russia
Lanín National Park II 536819 Neuquen, Argentina
Lyme Bay and Torbay 77215 England, United Kingdom
Palava Protected Landscape Area V   Czech Republic  
Pevensey Levels 8860 England, United Kingdom  
Sefton Coast 11278 England, United Kingdom
Severn Estuary/ Môr Hafren 182155 England/Wales, United Kingdom
Solent Maritime 27985 England, United Kingdom
The New Forest 72309 England, United Kingdom
Thursley, Ash, Pirbright and Chobham 12696 England, United Kingdom

Predators

Acyrthosiphon pisum (Pea aphid)[4]
Hypera postica (Alfalfa weevil)[4]
Lampides boeticus (bean butterfly)[4]
Liriomyza congesta[4]
Sitona hispidulus[4]
Sitona lepidus (Clover Root Weevil)[4]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

    Maps
Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Svalbard Global Seed Vault

Distribution

Afghanistan (native); Albania (native); Algeria (native); Argentina (introduced); Austria (native); Azerbaijan (native); Belgium (introduced); Bulgaria (native); China (introduced); Corsica (uncertain); Czechoslovakia (native); East Aegean Is(Greek) (native); France (native); Germany (native); Great Britain (introduced); Greece (native); Gruzia (native); Hungary (native); Iran (native); Italy (native); Mauritius (introduced); Moldova (native); Morocco (native); New Zealand(North) (introduced); Pakistan (native); Peru (introduced); Poland (native); Portugal (introduced); Romania (native); Russia in Asia (native); Russia in Europe (native); South Africa (introduced); Spain (native); Switzerland (introduced); Turkey in Asia (native); Turkey in Europe (native); Ukraine (native); United States (introduced); Yugoslavia (native);

Photos

Citations

Species recognized by , , in Catalog of Life 2011
Attributes / relations provided by 1Plants For A Future licensed under a Creative Commons License 2ECOFACT 2a Technical Annex - Ellenberg’s indicator values for British Plants, M O Hill, J O Mountford, D B Roy & R G H Bunce (1999) 3Kattge, J. et al. (2011b) TRY - a global database of plant traits Global Change Biology 17:2905-2935 4Biological Records Centre Database of Insects and their Food Plants
Protected Areas provided by GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility Biological Inventories of the World's Protected Areas in cooperation between the Information Center for the Environment at the University of California, Davis and numerous collaborators.
Images provided by Google Image Search
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
Weather provided by NOAA METAR Data Access
Institution information provided by Svalbard Global Seed Vault, Norway Ministry of Agriculture and Food - February 2013