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Galega officinalis  L.
Galega officinalis is a perennial herb that is not native to California.
There is a high risk of this plant becoming invasive in California according to Cal-IPC.
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~52 records in California
redone or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle
Genus: Galega
Family: Fabaceae  
Category: angiosperm  
PLANTS group:Dicot
Jepson eFlora section: eudicot

Name Status:
Accepted by PLANTS

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[Wikipedia] Africa, Asia, Europe native: Galega officinalis, commonly known as galega[1] or goat's-rue,[2] is an herbaceous plant in the subfamily Faboideae of the legume family Fabaceae.[3] It is native to parts of northern Africa, western Asia and Europe, but is widely cultivated and naturalised elsewhere.[3][1] The plant has been extensively cultivated as a forage crop, an ornamental, a bee plant, and as green manure.[3][4] (link added by Mary Ann Machi)

[Cal-IPC] Invasive: Galega officinalis (professorweed) is a perennial /subshrub (family Fabaceae) with white to purple flowers and thin narrow leaves found in northwestern California. It is native to the Middle East. It favors grasslands and riparian and bottomland habitat. It reproduces by seed and is spread in animal manure, irrigation water, and through agricultural activities. Cal-IPC Rating: Watch (link added by Mary Ann Machi)

Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals. [web application]. 2024. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: 07/22/2024).