Plant ID forum: blueish green perennial...ideas?

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Quinn789
Sep 11, 2016 8:34 PM CST
From a deceased friend's yard. Sort of a lemony fragrance, she'd often cut sprigs and bring inside. Little "leaves" are only on inch long... Plant has woody elements and spreads easily. 15" high. Almost looks like geranium leaf....I'm stumped!
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kniphofia
Sep 11, 2016 10:45 PM CST
Possibly Rue? Ruta graveolens.

Quinn789
Sep 14, 2016 1:48 PM CST
I think you are correct! Thank you...no one else (including gardening center) had a clue. And good to know it is toxic... glad I didn't transplant it into back yard where family dog goes out!
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lauribob
Sep 15, 2016 3:49 PM CST
I don't think it's overly dangerous - I've got some growing in my yard and our dog has never gotten into it. I think most dogs can pretty much figure out what's edible and what's not. Of course, that's not to say she's a genius; she's been messing with garter snakes all summer. (we seem to have a bumper crop of them this year for some reason.) Not to worry about that, but we do live in rattlesnake country and I'm pretty sure she doesn't know the difference. Thank goodness there's a vaccination for rattlesnake now, we get her one every year just in case.
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