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Ruta chalepensis is a species of flowering plant in the citrus family known by the common name fringed rue. It is a perennial herb growing up to 80cms tall. The leaves are compound, each divided into several segments which are subdivided into smaller leaflets. The inflorescence is a cluster of flowers, each with four or five bright yellow petals with rolled, fringed edges. The fruit is a textured capsule which is divided into pointed lobes. The leaves have a very unpleasant smell when crushed.
The plant is used as an herbal remedy for a number of ailments, such as fever and inflammation. Externally, rue is an active irritant. If bruised and applied, the leaves will ease the severe pain of sciatica. The expressed juice, in small quantities, was a noted remedy for nervous nightmare, and the fresh leaves applied to the temples are said to relieve headache. Compresses saturated with a strong decoction of the plant, when applied to the chest, have been used beneficially for chronic bronchitis.

PS: Unable to load variants this morning, don't know what the problem is Sad
Update: Finally managed to upload versions, but don't know how, the link to my file seems to have disappeared, and I had to search long and hard to find it. Anyone else having problems with variants this morning?

Camera:Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:ruta chalepensis
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:23 Mar 2013 - 6:03 AM
Tags:Close-up, Close-up / macro, Flower, Flowers & plants, General, Nature, Rue, Wildlife / nature
Votes:76
Variant - ReportVariant - Report

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chrissie3
chrissie3  6 England
23 Mar 2013 - 6:08 AM

Very pretty picture - love the presentation.

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ColleenA
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23 Mar 2013 - 6:12 AM

Nicely captured, such a pretty flower and love all your information on the plantGrinGrin

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kel55
kel55  2 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2013 - 7:05 AM

Unusual looking flower , love the dof in this , just the right amount of background blur , nice one

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2013 - 7:11 AM

Excellent - interesting write up tooSmile

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marktc
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23 Mar 2013 - 7:22 AM

Beautifully captured set Carol, a change from you beloved bugs Sad

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accipiter
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23 Mar 2013 - 7:29 AM

A fine set and a very interesting write up Carol. I have not had a problem uploading versions today but it has happened to me before. A

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janlea
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23 Mar 2013 - 7:30 AM

Lovely set of images carol Smile
Jan

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Badgerfred
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23 Mar 2013 - 7:35 AM

V1 my favourite this morning Carol, like the composition, excellent colour and detail captured in all,
Fred.

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richmowil
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23 Mar 2013 - 8:08 AM

Lovely set of images!! I like them a lot!!

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helenlinda
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23 Mar 2013 - 8:09 AM

v1 gets my vote today Carol SmileSmile
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DicksPics
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23 Mar 2013 - 8:17 AM

A beautiful set, Carol!

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mrswoolybill
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23 Mar 2013 - 8:28 AM

Gorgeous - green-gold light.
Moira

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WhiteRose1
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23 Mar 2013 - 8:54 AM

Stuck a variation on with no probs, sorry Carol Smile

I know the plant (especially the smell) but never seen/looked at the flower in detail before. Three excellent angles.

Dave

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Caziwinkles
23 Mar 2013 - 8:56 AM

Superb colour, detail and composition. Love all three but V1 just pips through for me. Smile

Carol

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23 Mar 2013 - 9:21 AM

V1 for me.

Ann

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leontari
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23 Mar 2013 - 9:24 AM

Three excellent captures and presentations, Carol.
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SandraKay
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23 Mar 2013 - 9:32 AM

Useful information as well as lovely pictures of this little fringed plant.
Haven't tried to upload today but all pics on the site are taking ages to view on my computer.
Sandra

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EMJAYCEE
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23 Mar 2013 - 9:39 AM

V3 a very bold "in your face" image but V1 is favourite today Carol.
Joan.

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Brian65
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23 Mar 2013 - 9:41 AM

Great images again Carol, love V1.
Brian

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NDODS
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23 Mar 2013 - 9:48 AM

An interesting and informative foreword supported by three very well composed images of this rather strange flowering plant. The petals/leaves remind me of Victorian petticoats...

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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Lillian
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23 Mar 2013 - 10:39 AM

Like all three Carol equally!
Lillian

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JohnChambersPhotography

All three are nice captures my fav been v1 good colour crisp and clean.

John

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RonnieAG
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23 Mar 2013 - 11:57 AM

Another totally new plant to me, Carol, and three fine shots accompanied by an interesting narrative.
Ronnie.

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TonyDy
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23 Mar 2013 - 12:10 PM

Lovely shots, Carol.
Tony

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Chinga
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23 Mar 2013 - 12:21 PM

Never seen the flowers... Beautiful shots.
In Portugal rue is a plant we keep in the house to ward away bad energy. A very good plant to have in your home. Grin
We call it ARRUDA! Keep some in your home for good luck! IB

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Irishkate
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23 Mar 2013 - 12:22 PM

Three excellent images and I love the flower with it's fringed edges and interesting
centre. I must learn all my flower parts again!
KateGrinGrinGrin

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Joline
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23 Mar 2013 - 12:24 PM

Sounds like every herb garden should have one. It is unique and beautiful as well as useful.

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lonely_oryx
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23 Mar 2013 - 12:53 PM

I particularly like the composition and DOF in V1

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Stace
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23 Mar 2013 - 1:42 PM

A fine set Carol

Stace

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gallero
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23 Mar 2013 - 2:00 PM

Sus fotografŪa tienen mucha personalidad.

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Jat_Riski
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23 Mar 2013 - 2:03 PM

Excellent shots, Carol. I love the blurred natural background superb.Smile

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TrevBatWCC
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23 Mar 2013 - 2:18 PM

Seems like this will cure or ease all my ailments! The flower itself reminds me of a buttercup - with frayed edges! Wink A very lovely set, Carol...even though no bugs! Smile
Didn't upload a variant today, so can't comment, though when I uploaded my "Shakespeare's Birthplace Museum 3: Upstairs Bedroom" a few days ago, EPZ just froze up on me, and I couldn't upload my V2 until several minutes later, yet accessing other websites there was no problem.
Trev Smile

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jaktis
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23 Mar 2013 - 3:06 PM

A good set of images

Peter

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brownsilent
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23 Mar 2013 - 4:34 PM

That's why I love this site so much - you see and learn about different things you probably wouldn't see in your life.
A very interesting plant, and - as always - well detailed images.
Johanna

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GeorgePlatis
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23 Mar 2013 - 5:09 PM

All of your lovely pictures are superb Carol! Great writing and beautiful presentation !
George

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23 Mar 2013 - 5:33 PM

A wonderful trio Carol, bit of colour to brighten a dull day Smile

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evelen
evelen  9 England
23 Mar 2013 - 6:04 PM

lovely images of this flower carol.
eve.Smile

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BarbaraR
BarbaraR  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2013 - 6:13 PM

A lovely flower.
Sounds so useful for some of m'troubles too.
Well done Carol.

B.

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23 Mar 2013 - 6:48 PM

Lovely series. Great sunny colours we could do with some of those today.
Sylvia

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23 Mar 2013 - 7:03 PM

Evenin Carol,
Quite like V1 with one bloom in focus and the other one OOFSmile

Been snowing all day - sometimes heavy - cold and miserable to say the least and it looks as if it will be Thursday/Friday before the temperature risesSad

Adrian

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24 Mar 2013 - 6:52 PM

I thought at first it was a Poppy Carol . Glad you spoke about it . Not seen it before , so very interesting story xx Great image as per usual .

Think the unusual weather is upsetting the Air-waves ! xx

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25 Mar 2013 - 6:45 AM

A cracking shots of beautiful flower ,Carol..........Grin

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26 Mar 2013 - 6:46 AM

Very I the resting write up for this strange flower. Love the frilly detail!

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digital_boi
30 Mar 2013 - 11:20 AM

V1 for me Carol fine balance with the out of focus in view

GrahamSmileSmileSmile

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