Definition of goat's rue in English:

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goat's rue


A herbaceous plant of the pea family, which was formerly used in medicine, especially as a vermifuge.
  • Two species in the family Leguminosae: a bushy Eurasian plant which is cultivated as an ornamental (Galega officinalis), and a North American plant with pink and yellow flowers and which smells of goats (Tephrosia virginiana).
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  • The goat's rue is a common roadside wildflower found in June and July in our region.
  • Tephrosia virginiana (goat's rue) should not be confused with Galega officinalis also referred to as ‘goatsrue’.

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