Herb latin name: Astragalus pycnocladus

Family: Leguminosae

Description of the plant:


Medicinal use of Astragalus pycnocladus:

None known

Known hazards of Astragalus pycnocladus:

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.