Milk Vetch, Chinese Milk Vetch Astragalus sinicus

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Botanical Name:

Astragalus sinicus







Common Name:

Milk Vetch, Chinese Milk Vetch

4-12 inches
Minimum Hardiness Zone:

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  • Astragalus sinicus

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Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: Soak in hot tap water, let stand in water for 24 hours, repeat process on seed that did not imbibe.
Stratification: none required.
Germination: sow seed 1/16" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
Other: boiling water can be used if hot water does not scarify the seed.
In a Nutshell:
* Astragalus sinicus is widely used on rice land as a winter crop. more...
* This species used to be cultivated for its edible leaves in China.
* This species is grown as a green manure crop in Japan and southern China.
* The plant is used in the treatment of blennorrhoea and also as an unguent for burns. more...
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