1606 N 600 Rd, Baldwin City, 66006


Ruta graveolens

Lacy blue-green ornamental herb is known as the “herb of grace.” Rue was once thought to cure a wide range of ills, but is now grown mostly as an ornamental and insect repellent. It’s bitter flavor is used in cooking in northern African foods. NOTE: Some people have skin sensitivity to this plant that can resemble poison ivy blistering.

Larval host for Black Swallowtail, Anise Swallowtail, and Giant Swallowtail butterflies!


Host plant for Black Swallowtail, Broad-banded Swallowtail, Giant Swallowtail, and King Swallowtail butterflies.