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Astragalus canadensis - Canada Milk Vetch

Sun Exposure: Sun - Part Sun

Soil Moisture: Medium-Wet, Medium, Medium-Dry, Dry

Soil Type: Sand, Loam, Clay

Height: 1.5 - 3.5 feet

Spread: 2 foot

Blooms: June, July, August

Root: Taproot

Habitat: Prairies, Savannas, Open Woodlands, Streambanks 

Landscape uses: Natural gardens, Fixes nitrogen into the soil,  Provides erosion control

Wildlife Value: Bumblebees and butterflies visit the flowers for nectar. Seeds are a source of food for birds. Host Plant:Western Tailed Blue Butterfly, Clouded Sulphur Butterfly

Seed Origin: Coldwater, ON - Wildflower Farm seed supplier

Germination Code: C(10), B

Astragalus canadensis - Canada Milk Vetch

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  • Canada Milk Vetch bring an interesting element to the garden with its tall creamy flowers and great leaf texture. This adaptable species can thrive in a variety of environments. Species of genus Astragalus are legumes. Most legume species harbor beneficial bacteria called rhizobia on their roots that can aid in the fixation of atmospheric nitrogen and improve long-term health of native plant communities.

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