Galega officinalis

Galega officinalis_Louis-M. Landry
Photo by Louis M. Landry

Common names: professorweed

Galega officinalis (professorweed) is a perennial /subshrub (family Fabaceae) with white to purple flowers and thin narrow leaves found in northwestern California. It is native to the Middle East. It favors grasslands and riparian and bottomland habitat. It reproduces by seed and is spread in animal manure, irrigation water, and through agricultural activities.

Cal-IPC Rating: Watch

Cal-IPC Assessment

Plant Risk Assessment - An evaluation of the potential for a plant to be invasive in California.

Cal-IPC Newsletter Articles

Cal-IPC Symposium Presentations

None for this species.

Other Galega officinalis Information

  • CalFlora - Distribution information based on submitted observations and herbarium specimens.