Thursday, 23 June 2016


Ruta graveolens, commonly known as rue, common rue or herb-of-grace, is a species of Ruta in the family Rutaceae, grown as an ornamental plant and as an herb. It is native to the Balkan Peninsula.

It is now grown throughout the world in gardens, especially for its bluish leaves, and sometimes for its tolerance of hot and dry soil conditions. It is also cultivated as a medicinal herb, as a condiment, and to a lesser extent as an insect repellent.

For more information, see here "All About Rue":

This post is part of the Floral Friday Fotos meme,
and also part of the Friday Greens meme.


  1. Hello, pretty plant, the blueish leaves are lovely. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day and the weekend ahead!

  2. Different, looks like the flowers on my cactus!

  3. All good stuff to know, Nick. That yellow contrasting against the blue is exceptional.

  4. Dearest Nick; Beautiful flower with wonderful color combination♪ And Thank you so much for English word:-)
    Also Thank you very much for hosting wonderful meme and comments.
    Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend, xoxo Miyako*


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