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Goat’s Rue, Virginia Tephrosia
Full sun to part shade, moderately dry to dry moisture level, sandy soil, acidic pH. 1-2 feet height, blooms spring into summer, pink and yellow flowers.
Germination Code: C(10), H
Native Region: Statewide
Attractive flowers that resemble bi-colored sweet peas on a distinctively silvery plant. It is a legume so it adds nitrogen to the soil. Contains rotenone which is toxic to fish and insects. Has a deep tap root so is not easily moved. Attracts bees and ground birds.