Herb latin name: Astragalus echinus

Synonyms: Astracantha echinus

Family: Leguminosae

Description of the plant:


50 cm
(1 foot)

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.