Astragalus canadensis


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Common Name: Canada milkvetch

Plant Type: Herbaceous

Habitat: Prairie

Light Requirements: sun

Soil Moisture: dry, mesic

Soil Type: All

Height: 1 - 3 ft

Bloom Time: Summer

Flower Colour: cream

Germination Requirements: Seed will germinate within 4 weeks if sown at 70°F. Seed requires scarification because of an impermeable seed coat.

Details/Comments: Dense thick flower spike; larvae host to the Western Tailed Blue

Picture Copyright: Joe F. Duft @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database