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


Characteristics Table
Growth Habit Rhizomatous
Flood Tolerance Poor
Drought Tolerance Good
Salt Tolerance Fair
Soil PH 6.0-8.1
Soil Type Moderately Fine to Moderately Coarse
Approx. Seeds/lb 120,000
Canopy Mature Height Up to 60 cm

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