a plant called rue?

Steve Hinkson sphinkson at worldnet.att.net
Mon Jul 5 17:38:07 EST 1999

Rue is Ruta graveolens.  It will likely prevent cats from using your rockgarden
for a litter box, as will Rosemary.  I haven't seen such a strong reaction to it
though.  *grin*

Chris F. wrote:

> 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.
> Thanks
> Chris F.

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