Jan. 25, 2020

chickpea milk-vetch, Astragalus cicer

Chickpea milk-vetch is one of those legumes used as a rotation fodder crop and to rehabilitate disturbed areas. It's a hardy plant, used more in the west where conditions are harsher and soils more difficult. It has so far been reported wild from AK, CA, CO, IA, ID, IN, MI, MN, MT, NE, NM, NV, UT, WA, WI, WY, AB, BC, MB, ON, QC, and YT. Johnson Co IA, 6/15/13. Pea family, Fabaceae.