Goat's-rue Tephrosia virginiana (Linnaeus) Persoon  Synonyms: Cracca virginiana.

Status:

Uncommon across Maryland but may be absent from the Allegheny Plateau. Blooming occurs from late May through the second week of July. Prefers open to partially shaded sandy acidic habitats.

Description:

The bi-colored pink and whitish-yellow flowers along with the hairy clump forming foliage make for easy identification.

Relationships:

Host plant for caterpillars of Southern Cloudywing. The leaf beetle Soybean Leaf Miner is known to feed on the foliage of Goat's-rue.

There are 82 records in the project database.

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Goat's-rue blooming in Caroline Co., Maryland (6/5/2016). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)

Goat's-rue blooming in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (5/29/2015). Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

Goat's-rue in Howard Co., Maryland (5/29/2013). Photo by Jim Wilkinson. (MBP list)

Goat's-rue blooming in Allegany Co., Maryland (6/8/2015). Photo by Kimberly Booth. (MBP list)

Goat's-rue in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (5/31/2011). Photo by Bill Harms. (MBP list)

Goat's-rue blooming in Montgomery Co., Maryland (5/29/2013). Photo by Fritz Flohr Reynolds. (MBP list)

Goat's-rue in Frederick Co., Maryland (7/10/2016). Photo by Bill Hill. (MBP list)

Seed pods of Goat's-rue in Prince George's Co., Maryland (7/22/2014). Photo by Fritz Flohr Reynolds. (MBP list)

Goat's-rue in Allegany Co., Maryland (5/30/2014). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)

The seed pods of Goat's-rue in Worcester Co.,Maryland (8/29/2013). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)

Goat's-rue in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (8/1/2010). Photo by Bill Harms. (MBP list)

Goat's-rue blooming in Wicomico Co., Maryland (5/14/2006). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)

Goat's-rue blooming in Dorchester Co., Maryland (6/14/2015). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

Goat's-rue in Wicomico Co., Maryland (7/10/2019). Determined by Jim Brighton. Photo by Josh Emm. (MBP list)

Goat's-rue in Caroline Co., Maryland (5/16/2017). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)


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