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Astragalus canadensis

Canada Milk Vetch

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Astragalus canadensis (Canada Milk Vetch)

This unique wildflower boasts pagoda-like towers of creamy yellow flowers that rise above dark green leaves in midsummer, followed by scepters of bead-like seed pods in August.

Additional Information:
This striking member of the pea family retains its seed late into the fall and early winter. Its seed is an important food for songbirds.


Height
24-36 Inches

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Spread
12-24 Inches

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Bloom/Seasonal Color
Soft Yellow


USDA Hardiness Zone 3-8

Home Owner Growing and Maintenance Tips:
Grow specimens in a well drained soil.

Good Companions
Small-flowered Agrimony (Agrimonia parviflora)

Characteristics & Attributes

Hydrologic Designation

FAC+

Nature Attracting

Songbird
Hummingbird

Root

Fibrous

Season of Interest

Late (July-frost)

Soil Moisture

Average

Special Uses

Fresh Cut Flower
Dried Flower

Sun Exposure

Full Sun

USFS MO Ecological Map

Wildlife Benefit

Food/Birds