Scientific Name: Astragalus canadensis
Family Name: Fabaceae
Bloom Period: Late-spring to summer.
Life Span: Perennial
Height: Up to about 4 feet tall.
Habitat: Moist to dry prairies; stream banks; open woods
Leaf Description: Pinnately-compound.
Flower and Petal Description: Many whitish to pale yellow or greenish pea flowers hang down slightly in dense racemes atop often clustered.
Stem Description: Leafy stems.
Fruit Description: Legume.
Medicinal Uses: **Has toxic compounds but seems not to be a serious pest. **
This flower is non-native to the area.