A plant of the pea family found throughout the temperate zone of the northern hemisphere, grown in several regions as a fodder plant.
Genus Astragalus, family Leguminosae: numerous species, including the widespread A. canadensis‘Tonics like ginseng, the root of membranous milk vetch, dangsheng and baishu are used.’
- ‘Under the agreement, the agency will close 49,000 acres of the Algodones Dunes, the largest dune ecosystem in North America, to preserve the only U.S. home of Peirson's milk vetch.’
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