(also known as Galega, French lilac, Italian fitch, professor-weed)
Galega officinalis L.
- Moss, Flora of Alberta – No
-  Global Invasive Species Database –
- NatureServe I-Rank – Low/Insignificant
- AB Weed Act status – No
"...Invaded habitats include moist open grasslands, roadsides, cropland, stream banks, and marshes/wet meadows. Where well-established, the species can form monocultures and dense thickets in wetland communities, reducing food and nesting materials for wildlife. The Utah infestation has proven difficult and costly to eradicate, in part because seeds remain viable in the soil for 5-10 years..."
 Link to Wikipedia, Galega officinalis - "...native to the Middle East, but it has been naturalized in Europe, western Asia, and western Pakistan. The plant has been extensively cultivated as a forage crop, an ornamental, a bee plant and as green manure. However, the plant has proved too toxic for widespread agricultural use, with the potential to induce tracheal frothing, pulmonary oedema, hydrothorax, hypotension, paralysis and death...."
 Link to USDA Plants, Profile and map for Galega officinalis L. professor-weed