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a plant called rue?

Peter Trenear petertrenear at bonsai2.demon.co.uk
Tue Jul 6 01:07:15 EST 1999

 In article <7llto1$1as at tandem.CAM.ORG>, Chris F. <drosera at cam.org>
>Hello everybody.
>I'd like to know if anyone has heard of a bush called "rue"? A book I have
>says that it might be an effective cat repellant. the author even brought in
>a twig for his cat to sniff, and apparently, the cat lept back a few feet,
>and started trying to vomit. The cat was angry at the author for hours.
>The author neglected to mention the latin name, so I don't know what species
>it might, since I imagine there may be more than one. Also the book was
>written in England, so I do not know if this plant would be available in
>North America, where I live.
>I will appreciate any responses on the subject.
>Chris F.
>Should be RUTA graveolens, but watch out it is very poisonous to
skin,like poison ivy.

Peter Trenear

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