Chinese Milk Vetch AstragalusAstragalus membranaceus 18-36" tall. Important Chinese medicinal known as huang qi in China.
Deep-rooted leguminous plant forms an upright bush with many stems, each thickly covered with tiny pinnate leaves and small arching racemes bearing rows of whitish-yellow flowers.
When used over many months, is known to rebuild the immune system while combating exhaustion. Long-term tonic use is believed to increase stamina and improve resistance to cold temperatures. Harvest 4- to 6-year-old roots in fall.
Plant in full sun, 12" apart in deep gravelly well-drained soil. MOFGA-certified organic, grown at Ripley Farm. Z4. Maine Grown. (bare-root crowns)
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