Canada Milkvetch

Astragalus canandensis, native
  • Short-lived perennial
  • Naturally fixes nitrogen in the soil
  • Beautiful white to greenish flowers May to July
  • Great for bees
  • Attracts hummingbirds and butterflies
  • Plants live 3-4 years in general but self-seed
  • Good forage value
  • Seedlings are slow to establish
  • Used in riparian restoration and erosion control
  • Not tolerant to extreme cold

Characteristics Table
Growth Habit Rhizomatous
Flood Tolerance Good
Drought Tolerance Fair
Salt Tolerance Good
Soil PH Neutral
Soil Type Medium
Approx. Seeds/lb 226,000
Canopy Mature Height 30-100 cm

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