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. (The picture is used from NCSU with thanks)

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Per unit for pint growing method $4
Flats $45

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Plant Details

Plant type

Forb

Soil type

Dry Mesic, Mesic (Not too Wet Not too Dry), Moist Mesic

Light exposure

Full Sun, Partial Sun / Part Shade

Bloom period

Summer

Urban environment

Uncompacted Urban Soils

Habitat

Prairie Grasslands, Savannas

Growth form

Ground cover, Rhizomatous/stoloniferous

Growth rate

Fast

Flower color

Cream

Fall color

Yellow Orange

Size

Mature height
3 Feet
Mature width
3 Feet
Max height
4 Feet
Max width
10 Feet

Additional information

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