| Syrian Rue |
| Peganum harmala|
| Uses: Culinary/Medicinal
|| Duration: Perennial (hardy in zones 7-9) |
| When to Sow: Spring/Late Summer/Early Fall
|| Ease of Germination: Easy |
Source of the famous dye “Turkish Red”, a characteristic colour of Persian carpets. In Egypt, the oil expressed from the seeds is said to be an aphrodisiac. Seeds possess hallucinogenic alkaloids.