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Canadian Milk Vetch Astragalus canadensis   Milk Vetch (Canadian Milk Vetch) Astragalus canadensis - Perennial - Creamy yellow lupine-like flowers in midsummer.  Dark green leaves.  The roots are used as a pain killer to treat back and chest complaints, and to treat coughs and colds.  The plant is tough, growing in a wide variety of conditions and is a nitrogen fixer.  Hardy to -40F (-40C); Full sun; plant height: 36 in
#4104  Packet  $3.50   Approxmately 100 seeds

Ground Plum Astragalus crassicarpus   Ground Plum - Astragalus crassicarpus - Perennial - The unripe seed pods of this plant are edible - raw or cooked - and are considered quite tasty.  Medicinally, the roots have been used to treat convulsions and wounds and a tea made from the roots is used as a stimulant.  The plant is a spreading perennial with nitrogen fixing roots and lupine-like blooms in yellow tinged in purple.  Good  plant for erosion control, for steep banks or rocky areas.  Does not like damp areas and is difficult to move when established.  Hardy to -40F (-40C); Full sun; plant height: 24 in
#4261  Packet  $3.50,  Approximately 30 seeds

Chinese Milkvetch (Yellow Vetch)  Astragalus membranaceus - Perennial - Perennial plant prized for its nitrogen fixing qualities.  It prefers a light sandy loam soil in full sun.  Considered by the Chinese as one of the 50 basic herbs, the root contains antioxidants and is used to stimulate the immune system, lower blood pressure and blood sugar.  It is also said to promote stamina and cold resistance.  Current research suggests it as an aid to patients receiving chemotherapy.  Height: 36in
#B1z-4441CS     Dried root cut and sifted   1oz   $20.00
#B1lb-4441CS     Dried root cut and sifted   1lb   $40.00
#B1z-4441G     Dried root powder   1oz   $18.00
#B1lb-4441G     Dried root cut and sifted   1oz   $38.00


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