Astragalus canadensis
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Hardiness Zone: 3-8 Height: 1.5-3.5 feet; 0.5-1.1 metres Spread: 0.75-1.5 feet; 0.2-0.5 metres Sun: Full to partial sun Water: Medium Wildlife: Mainly bumblebees are attracted to the nectar of the flowers but honeybee will also visit this plant. Animals including deer, rabbits and livestock will feed on this plant. Wild Turkey as well as other large birds and some rodents will feed on the seeds. Bloom Colour: Cream with yellow/green tints Culture: This plant prefers mesic conditions and grows well in most types of soils. It is vigorous though sometimes the leaves tend to turn yellow prematurely. It does tend to require support of other vegetation close-by to avoid sprawling. Noteworthy Characteristics: This perennial has ridged, pubescent stems with some branching. From the smooth, compound leaves, whorled racemes of around 75 flowers each develop. The flowers have no noticeable scent.