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Astragalus sinicus

Basic information
Scientific name Astragalus sinicus

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Common names Chinese vetch,Milk vetch
Higher taxon Fabaceae, Fabales, Magnoliopsida, Magnoliophyta
Natural range Continental China.
Habitat Crop field, grassland, rice field, urban area.
Invasion information
Range in Japan Almost entire Japan Range in Japan
Date Middle 19C or earlier. There is a record in 1709.
Route Deliberate: As green manure, pasture plant, nectar soruce, and landscape plant.
Impact Competition with native plants. Accumulation of nitrogen in the soil.
Affected organism: Native plants.
Regulation in Japan No action for prevention, mitigation, control, or eradication.
Introduced range in other countries
Reference Notes
  • Hotta et al. (1989) Useful Plants of the World. Heibonsha, Tokyo (in Jpn)
  • Satake et al. (1982) Wild Flowers of Japan, Herbaceous Plants [II]. Heibonsha, Tokyo (in Jpn)
  • Shimizu (ed) (2003) Naturalized Plants of Japan. Heibonsha, Tokyo (in Jpn)
  • etc.