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|Family: Rutaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Ruta||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Ruta chalepensis L.
Stem: 4--8 dm. Leaf: 2--3-pinnately divided, generally 10--20 cm, oblong in outline; segments generally 1--1.5 cm, narrowly elliptic, entire. Flower: petals 6--8 mm, yellow, margins inrolled, fringed. Fruit: lobes 7--8 mm long, tips pointed. Seed: angled, tubercled, +- brown.
Ecology: Uncommon. Disturbed places; Elevation: generally < 500 m. Bioregional Distribution: s CA-FP, esp near coast; Distribution Outside California: native to Mediterranean. Flowering Time: Mar--Aug Note: Ruta graveolens L. an occasional escape from cultivation.
eFlora Treatment Author: Lindsay P. Woodruff & James R. Shevock
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Ruta
Next taxon: Thamnosma
Citation for this treatment: Lindsay P. Woodruff & James R. Shevock 2016. Ruta chalepensis, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=42456, accessed on February 14, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 14, 2016.