Rutaceae: Rue Family
Rue – Ruta chalepensis
Disturbed places below 500m, especially near coast
This is a perennial to subshrub, with flowers in clusters or panicles. The flowers have 4 bright yellow petals with fringed, slightly in-rolled margins and a prominent, 4-segmented ovary. The leaves are 2–3 pinnate, with slightly bluish, oblong leaves. It has a pungent, rather unpleasant odor.