—Ed. note: “Conservation Corner” is a new column developed by Purgatoire Watershed Weed Management Collaborative Coordinator, Shelly L. Simmons.
African rue is a non-native, deleterious noxious weed. The only known populations in the State of Colorado are located in Las Animas County. It is a State List A species, which means it is targeted (by state law) for eradication. All parts of the African rue plant are toxic to livestock, most wildlife and humans.