Astragalus canadensis

Canada milkvetch - Astragalus canadensis 11JL07-03

ORDER A PRINT ✔

Canada milkvetch - Astragalus canadensis 11JL07-02

ORDER A PRINT ✔

Canada milkvetch - Astragalus canadensis 09JL20

ORDER A PRINT ✔

Canada milkvetch - Astragalus canadensis 09JL20-01

ORDER A PRINT ✔

characteristics

Perennial with multiple, erect, thin reddish brown stems with pairs of grey-green leaflets. Creamy-white flowers are tubular, arranged in dense spikes. Fruit is clusters of small beanlike pods. Rhizomatous: tends to grow in colonies. Also tends to move around, usually coming up near where it was the year before.

Toxic to humans and animals, including milk from an animal that has ingested the plant.

120,000 seeds/pound; starts from seed, container, cuttings.

T SSN H W sun soil H2O fire N2 pH summer fall flower (seed)
P W 0.9 1.0 S M DM ••• - 6.0-8.0 green-grey grey-yellow cream

habitat

Fields, open woodlands, roadsides, and streambanks.

uses

Attracts birds, hummingbirds, and butterflies. Larval host to the western tailed blue.

Comments

  • No comments yet.

Leave your comments

0 Character restriction
Your text should be more than 100 characters
common > name = have on site
T = type: A = annual | B = biennial | P = perennial | SS = subshrub | D = deciduous | C = coniferous
██ = cold stratify | ██ = cold stratify & scarify | ██ = plant directly | ██ = scarify | ██ = not from seed
SSN = season: C = cool | W = warm | Y = late
H = height (in metres) | W = width (in metres) | B = bunch | S = sod | SB = sod/bunch
sun: S = full sun | S/PS = sun or partial shade | PS = partial shade | SH = full shade
soil: F = fine | M = medium | C = coarse
H2O = moisture requirement: D = dry | M = moist | W = wet | Z = aquatic
fire = fire tolerance: - = unknown | X = none | = some | •• = moderate | ••• = high tolerance
N2 = nitrogen fixing: = yes
summer = foliage colour | fall = foliage (stem) colour | flower (seed) = flower (seed / fruit) colour, if conspicuous
pH = acidity - alkalinity