Astragalus canadensis (Canadian Milk Vetch)
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Astragalus canadensis

Canadian Milk Vetch

Pea-like blossoms precede large seed pods. Flowering stems stand vertical with buttery yellow blooms that attract bees abd parasitic wasps. Mammalian herbivores thoroughly enjoy eating the foliage and in places where many animals exist, there may be difficulty in establishing these plants.

Height: 3-4 ft
Width: 3-4 ft
Soil Conditions: Moist/Well Drained
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: July,August
Hardiness Zone: 3 TO 9
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Characteristics & Attributes for Astragalus canadensis

Attracts Wildlife

Attracts Pollinators
Attracts Wildlife

Plant Habit

Upright

Light Conditions

Sun to Part Shade

Native Plant Community

Dry Prairie
Mesic Prairie
Savanna

Bloom Time

July
August

Flower Color

Yellow

Flower Hue

Light

Flower Height

3' to 4'

Flower Type

Tubular

Foliage Color

Green

Leaf Texture

Medium

Prune Time

Jan/Feb/March

Flower Form

Single

Flower Size

6" to 10"

Growth Rate

Fast