Astragalus cicer fresh seeds, Chickpea milkvetch, Chick-pea milk-vetch, Cicer milkvetch, Herb seeds, Organic seeds (lat. Astragalus cicer).
A species of perennial herbaceous plants of the genus Astragalus (Astragalus) of the Legume family (Fabaceae). A large perennial plant up to 80 cm tall . Stems 25-60 cm long, rising or prostrate, sparsely, finely and pressed short-hairy.
Stipules are oblong- or triangular-lanceolate, 8-10 mm long, fused with each other at the base, green, short-white-haired and ciliated along the edge. The leaves are alternate, (6) 9-13 cm long, sessile, with short and white-semi-protruding hairy axes.
Peduncles 4-10 cm long, short white- or white- and black pressed-hairy. Inflorescences are multi-flowered, dense, spike-headed, oval-oblong or oblong brushes 4-6 cm long. The bracts are linear, more or less equal to the calyx tube, 5-7 mm long, scattered and short black and white-hairy.
Beans are sessile, ovate-globose or globularly swollen, 10-14 mm long, furrowed on the abdomen and on the back, with a thin curved nose 2-5 mm long, webbed, densely, short black- and mainly long and white-pressed-hairy, two-nesting.
Blooms in June - July. It bears fruit in July. It is grown as an ornamental and medicinal plant.