Genus Galega L.
Род 432 (10). ЖАБЛЕК — GALEGA L.¹
L., Sp. PI. ed. 1 (1753)v714; Gen. PI. ed. 5 (1754) 320
Fam: Leguminose Juss. (Fabaceae)
Genus: Galega L.
English Name: Goat’s rue, Rosid dicot genus
Herbaceous perennial naked or absently fibrous plants without thorns, twigs round. Leaves are not double feather-like. Numerous leaflets, entire. Stipule leaf-shaped, ovoid switchgrass, free, durable. Multiple blossoms grouped in side and top racemose clusters. Calyx bell-shaped, almost correct; teeth equal to or shorter than the tube. Corolla white to violet, incorrectly, five leaf. Stamens 10, fused. Ovary goal. Beans linear cylindrical, circular cross section, with numerous seeds, slightly pinched, goal, break out into blossom. The seeds elongated, smooth, without appendage. Pollinated by insects, multiply by seed.
¹ developed by B. Kouzmanov
„Флора на НР България”, том VI, БАН, София, (1976)
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Galega (goat's rue) is a genus of flowering plants in the legume family, Fabaceae, native to central and southern Europe, western Asia and tropical east Africa. They are tall, bushy, herbaceous perennials with erect racemes of pea-like flowers in shades of white, pink, blue or mauve. Their preferred habitats are sunny damp meadows or slopes.
The species Galega officinalis and Galega orientalis are familiar in cultivation. Numerous cultivars and garden hybrids have also been produced, of which G. × hartlandii 'Lady Wilson' (bicoloured blue and white) and the white-flowered G. officinalis 'Alba' have both gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.
There are about 6 to 8 species in the genus.
- Galega albiflora
- Galega battiscombei
- Galega lindblomii
- Galega officinalis - goat's rue, professor-weed
- Galega orientalis - fodder galega
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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References: „Флора на НР България”, том VI, БАН, София, (1976), Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Distribution in Bulgaria: (Conspectus of the Bulgarian Vascular Flora) = conspectus&gs_l= Zlc.
This genus is represented in Bulgaria with only one species:
Galega officinalis L. - Goat’s-rue, French lilac, Italian fitch or Professor-weed
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