Astragalus crassicarpus

Astragalus crassicarpus


Ground Plum (Please call or email for availability) Category:


May be limited in quantity. Please inquire!

Soil: Mesic(Medium) to Xeric(Dry)
Sun: Full to Part
Height: 6″-15″
Color: Purple
Blooms: May-June
Flowers:  Tubular flowers arranged in a raceme.
Leaves: The leaves are divided into a feather-like arrangement of many ovate or lance shaped leaflets.

Suggested Uses:

This is a wonderful plant for upland restoration projects that provides a food source for prairie wildlife and is a nitrogen-fixing plant. “Buffalo Bean” or “Ground plum” fruit at the base of the plants make it a real neat plant to use for any “Learning Garden”!

Interesting Facts

Medicinal Uses: Ground leaves were used to treat sore throat. The roots were boiled and used as a toothpaste and a treatment for bug bites. Dried powdered roots were used to stop bleeding.
Food Uses: The fruits are edible. They are very juicy and taste a little like pea pods. They were eaten by Native Americans and early settlers.
Other Uses:
More Info:
Other Names:  Buffalo Bean

Additional information

Weight 1 lbs

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