Definition of goat's-rue in US English:



  • 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)

    • ‘Tephrosia virginiana (goat's rue) should not be confused with Galega officinalis also referred to as ‘goatsrue’.’
    • ‘The goat's rue is a common roadside wildflower found in June and July in our region.’