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Saturday - January 24, 2009

From: Miami, FL
Region: Southeast
Topic: Non-Natives, Herbs/Forbs
Title: Locating ruda plants in Florida
Answered by: Barbara Medford

QUESTION:

Where I can find or who sells Ruda plants? in the Miami, Florida area ?

ANSWER:

At the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, we are focused on the use, care and preservation of plants native to North America. Ruda is a native of southern Europe and northern Africa; therefore out of our expertise. However, a similar question, this time for Alabama, has recently been answered by Mr. Smarty Plants. See this previous answer for further information.

 

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