Astragalus cicer

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Cicer Milkvetch

Astragalus cicer
  • ANPC Rank –
  • Moss, Flora of Alberta – Rare
  • Global Invasive Species Database – No
  • NatureServe Rank – Medium/Insignificant
  • Haber, Upland – No
  • Haber, Wetland – No
  • CWF, Status & Invasive Range – No
  • Alberta Revegetation Guidelines – Invasive agronomic: foothills grassland and boreal forest
  • The Nature Conservancy – No
  • CBCN – No
  • AB Weed – No

Remarks

A nitrogen-fixing forage plant used in improved pastures — has spread rapidly in some natural areas. Reported to be invasive in Alaska.

"....agronomic forage species that may be invasive and/or persistent in certain natural landscapes.... Persistent in foothills grassland and boreal forest." -Public Lands Update #IND 2000-2 December 14, 2000

Noted along roadsides in Long Lake Provincial Park (L. Allen)

[1] Link to USDA Plants Database for Astragalus cicer L.

[2] Link to USDA Plant Characteristics for Astragalus cicer L.

Cicer Milkvetch growing in an aspen forest, Gaetz Lakes Sanctuary, Red Deer AB, Aug. 18/08, T. Blake photo
detail Cicer Milkvetch growing in an aspen forest, Gaetz Lakes Sanctuary, Red Deer AB, Aug. 18/08, T. Blake photo
Gaetz Lake Sanctuary, Red Deer AB