Thumbnail Filmstrip of Astragalus canadensis - Canada Milk Vetch Images
Canada Milk Vetch produces pagoda-like towers of cream coloured flowers in mid-summer and make an interesting addition to cut flower
arrangements. Growing in full sun, in well-drained soil, it is an important food source for songbirds as it holds its seed into
late fall and early winter. Astragalus canadensis also attracts hummingbirds, honeybees and butterflies, including the caterpillars of the
Western Tailed Blue butterfly.
Although generally not considered poisonous, caution is advised with any member of the Astragalus genus as they are known to contain at least some level of toxic glycosides. Do not graze livestock in pastures with Canada Milk Vetch as cattle fatalities have been reported after grazing in fields containing this plant.
Sun to Pt Shade
2' - 4'
Sand to Loam
Dry to Medium
Approx. 95 seeds per pack - 600 seeds per gram
All Wildflower Farm seeds are hardy through growing zone 3, organic and non-GMO.
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