Galega officinalis L.


Sp. Pl. 2: 714 (1753) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Extinct

Establishment means:Introduced

Ewart recorded the species as present in Victoria in 1915 from the Strathbogie Ranges at Ruffy, but not naturalised. There have been no subsequent records in Victoria and it is doubtful to have ever become naturalised in this state.

A native of Europe, North Africa and the Middle East.

It is a glabrous perennial to about 1.5 m tall with imparipinnate leaves and white or pale lilac flowers in erect, elongate, stalked, axillary clusters.

Created by: Andre Messina, 2016-04-26
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2019-01-08
Distribution map
life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Rosanae
order Fabales
family Fabaceae
genus Galega
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Galega officinalis in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Galega officinalis in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Gippsland Plain extinct cultivated