Astragalus sinicus

Astragalus sinicus

  • Astragalus sinicus
  • Astragalus sinicus
  • Astragalus sinicus
  • Astragalus sinicus
  • Astragalus sinicus
  • Astragalus sinicus
  • Astragalus sinicus
  • Astragalus sinicus
  • Flower name
    Astragalus sinicus
  • Scientific name
    Astragalus sinicus
  • Aliasレンゲソウ, Astragalus sinicus, レンゲ
  • Place of originChina
  • Place of floweringFields and footpaths
  • Flowering seasonApril, May, June

What is Astragalus sinicus

Astragalus sinicus (Scientific name: Astragalus sinicus) is a creeping perennial herb native to China and belongs to the genus Astragalus in the family Fabaceae. It is also known as Chinese milkvetc , milkvetch, gengge . It is a naturalized plant from China and Taiwan. It grows in rice paddies, fields, and roadsides. The stems branch at the base and spread over the ground.
In spring, the inflorescence grows from the leaf axils and bears 7 to 10 small butterfly-shaped flowers in a cymes. The leaves are odd pinnate compound leaves with 7 to 11 leaflets.
The name comes from the shape of the flower, which resembles a lotus flower. The roots have granular rhizoids. The flowers are a source of nectar.

Common name:Astragalus sinicus, Scientific name: Astragalus sinicus, Origin: China, Type of life: Perennial, Plant height: 10-25 cm, Leaf shape: Odd pinnate compound, Leaf shape: odd pinnate compound leaf, number of lobes: 7-11, leaf blade length: 0.8-1.5 cm, lobes: ovate to elliptic, Flowering season: April-June, flower length: 1-1.5 cm, inflorescence diameter: 2-2.8 cm, fruit type: bean fruit, fruit length: 2-2.5 cm, fruit color: black ripe, uses: nectar plant, green manure, fodder.


  • Order
    Fabales
  • Family
    Fabaceae
  • Genus
    Astragalus
  • Species
    A. sinicus
  • Type of flower
    Left-right symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Cephalic inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    Butterfly shape
  • Leaf type
    Odd pinnate compound leaf
  • Edge of the leaf
    All edges
  • Life typecreeping perennial herb
  • Flower colorsRed Purple
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit color
  • Height10.0 ~ 25.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower2.0 ~ 2.8 cm

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