Tephrosia virginiana /Pea Family
Height: Up to 1'
May 26, 2005
Goat's Rue is a beautiful member of the Pea or Bean family. It can be found in clearings along trailsides. Native Americans once used the juice of this plant to stun fish because it contains rotenone, a fish poison.
Where seen: Big South Fork NRRA, Great Smoky Mountains NP, Oak Ridge (Clark Center Park)