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Cicer Milkvetch

Astragalus cicer, introduced

  • Naturally fixes nitrogen in the soil
  • Very palatable early in the season and makes fair quality hay
  • Bloat-free legume
  • Can be difficult to establish
  • Very winter-hardy
  • Flowers are pale yellow to white
  • Attracts bees for pollination
  • Very drought tolerant
  • Performs well in less nutrient-rich soils and disturbed soils
  • Seed can remain dormant for a long period of time due to thickness of seed coat
  • Very drought tolerant so does well in climates with less than 36 cm of annual rainfall, such as southern Alberta and Saskatchewan, Idaho, Montana and Wyoming


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Characteristics Table
Growth HabitRhizomatous
Flood TolerancePoor
Drought ToleranceGood
Salt ToleranceFair
Soil PH6.0-8.1
Soil TypeModerately Fine to Moderately Coarse
Approx. Seeds/lb120,000
Canopy Mature HeightUp to 60 cm

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