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Narrowleaf Milkvetch, Tine-leaf Milk-vetch
Astragalus pectinatus

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Family: Papilionaceae (pa-pil-ee-uh-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Astragalus (ass-TRA-gal-uss) (Info)
Species: pectinatus (pek-tin-AY-tus) (Info)

Category:

Perennials

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

Unknown - Tell us

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Cream/Tan

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Unknown - Tell us

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Gardeners' Notes:

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2
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RatingContent
Neutral

On Dec 29, 2008, altagardener from Calgary, AB (Zone 3b) wrote:

Referring to the previous note... Yes, but Astragalus pectinatus is actually a native species, that occurs on the prairies (often in alkaline soils) from Alberta to southern Manitoba and south to Montana, Utah, Colorado and Kansas (viz. E. H. Moss and J. G. Packer, Flora of Alberta). The notion of including native species on the "noxious weed list" is a questionable one.

Neutral

On Aug 19, 2008, dahlianut from Calgary, AB (Zone 3a) wrote:

This is a federally prohibited noxious weed in Canada.