Herb latin name: Astragalus echinus
Synonyms: Astracantha echinus
Description of the plant:
Medicinal use of Astragalus echinus:None known
Known hazards of Astragalus echinus:Many members of this genus contain toxic glycosides. All species with edible seedpods can be distinguished by their fleshy round or oval seedpod that looks somewhat like a greengage. A number of species can also accumulate toxic levels of selenium when grown in soils that are relatively rich in that element.
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.