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Rue
Species information
Endemic to

Mediterranean region, Macaronesia and southwest Asia

Leaves

Feathery appearance; green to strongly glaucous blue-green in colour

Flowers

Yellow, with 4–5 petals, about 1 cm diameter, and borne in cymes

Fruits

Lobed capsules with seeds

Rue, also known as common rue,[1] is a kind of evergreen shrubs native to the Mediterranean region, Macaronesia and southwest Asia, with a distinctive bitter taste.[2]

Rue has healing properties, and is used in wizarding remedies: essence of rue is used to recover after poisoning,[3] and it is also used in the treatment of mad dog bites[4][5] and Felix Felicis.[1]

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