Galega officinalis - Herbaceous perennial. 1 metre height, 1.3 metres width. Full sun to part shade. Flowers can be mauve or white, this is the rarer white flowering variety. Summer flowering. Makes a good cut flower. Flowers also attractive to bees. Grows in most moist soil types, thrives in rich fertile soil. The plant itself is a high nitrogen plant, and can be used as a green manure plant. Cut back after first flowering to encourage a second flowering. The fresh juice is used as a vegetarian rennet in cheese making. Once used as a wide spread fodder for grazing animals to increase their milk supply. Also previously used to feed to hens to fatten them and increase egg production.
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