Rue Plants
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Something Is Eating the Leaves Off Rue Plant

Zone SW Missouri | jkjacob added on August 29, 2011 | Answered

I planted a rue herb plant to help deter Japanese beetles. Seems to be working but now something is eating its leaves, leaving only the stem. Can you give me any clues?

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Heather
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Answered on September 3, 2011

Chances are that it is slugs. They only come out at night and will typically strip a plant of its leaves. This article will help:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/facts-about-slugs-and-how-to-kill-garden-slugs.htm

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