Rue

Weinraute; Ruta graveolens

Ruta graveolens

Synonyme:
Kraut der Gnade, Ruta
Rue (Wikipedia)

Common rue
Die Weinraute, lat. Ruta graveolens, Pflanze mit den gelben Blüten.jpg
Common rue in flower
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom:Plantae
Clade:Tracheophytes
Clade:Angiosperms
Clade:Eudicots
Clade:Rosids
Order:Sapindales
Family:Rutaceae
Genus:Ruta
Species:
R. graveolens
Binomial name
Ruta graveolens
Ruta graveolens distribution.svg

Ruta graveolens [L. strong smelling rue], commonly known as rue, common rue or herb-of-grace, is a species of Ruta grown as an ornamental plant and 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 (famous in Ethiopia- its local name "Tena adam"/Health for Adam), as a condiment, and to a lesser extent as an insect repellent.

Rue (Wiktionary)

English

Alternative forms

  • rewe (obsolete)

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɹuː/
  • Rhymes: -uː
  • Homophones: roo, roux

Etymology 1

From Middle English rewe, reowe, from Old English hrēow (sorrow, regret, penitence, repentance, penance), from Proto-West Germanic *hreuwu (pain, sadness, regret, repentance), from Proto-Indo-European *krew-, *krow-, *krows- (

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