Astragalus canadensis

Common name: Milkvetch

Native plant

This small, nitrogen-fixing plant is a great addition to aid in improving soil quality.  It thrives in nearly all soil conditions and a range of moisture levels and sun exposures. Its abundant racemes of tubular flowers are a good food source for many bumblebees and other bee species as well as hummingbirds.  Blooms can last from 2-3 months.  Sparse branching and pinnately compound leaves offer unique texture in the landscape.


Pricing information for
Per unit for pint growing method $4
Flats $45

Plant Details

Plant type


Soil type

Dry Mesic, Mesic, Moist Mesic

Light exposure

Full Sun, Partial Sun

Bloom period



Lightly compacted soils

Growth form

Ground cover, Rhizomatous/stoloniferous

General information

Mature height
3 Feet
Mature width
3 Feet
Max height
4 Feet
Max width
10 Feet
Growth rate
Flower color

Additional information

Butterfly host plant Pollinator hot spot Nitrogen fixer

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