This striking member of the legume
family resembles Wild Lupine with its pagoda-like
towers of creamy yellow flowers arising from the
contrasting dark green leaves in mid-summer.
Growing in full sun, in well drained soil, it is
an important food source for birds as it holds
its seed into late fall and early
winter. Canada Milk Vetch is also a
butterfly attractor and is the host plant for the
Western Tailed Blue butterfly larvae.
scarification. Rub seed between two
sheets of sandpaper to scrape the seed
coat - stop if seeds are being crushed.
Then mix seed with moist but not wet,
sterile growing medium. Place mixture in
a labeled, sealed plastic bag and store
in refridgerator for six to eight weeks.
Note: Some seed may germinate in the
storage bag if moist stratified too long.
If sprouting occurs, plant immediately.
Another method is to sow seed outdoors in
late autumn so that they may overwinter. Approx. 14,000 seeds per oz. - 60 seeds per pack