Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Astragalus canadensis L. var. canadensis image
Photographer: Kitty Kohout           

Botanical Illustration

Botanical Illustration

Eric J. Epstein

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Matthew L. Wagner

Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll
Family Fabaceae
Astragalus canadensis L. var. canadensis
Canadian milk-vetch
Astragalus: from Greek astragalos meaning "ankle bone" and an early name applied to some plants in this family because of the shape of the seeds; also could mean "star" or "milk"
canadensis: of or referring to Canada
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, 1'-4' tall forb; stems usually with several branches
Flower: yellow, 5-parted, 1/2" long, stalked; inflorescence a dense, tall, long-stalked, spike-like cluster (raceme) held above the upper leaves; blooms July-Aug.
Fruit: many, crowded, erect, inflated, 2-chambered pods fruit drawing
Leaf:pinnately-divided into an odd number of leaflets (15-35)
Habitat: full to partial sun; moderate moisture to dry; prairies, woods, shores; in sandy, loamy soil
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Astragalus canadensis L. var. carolinianus (L.) M.E.Jones
Astragalus canadensis L. var. longilobus Fassett
Astragalus carolinianus L.
Astragalus halei Rydb.

         
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