Siberian Peashrub/Common Caragana

Caragana arborescens

Summary 4

Caragana arborescens, the Siberian peashrub, Siberian pea-tree, or caragana, is a species of legume native to Siberia and parts of China (Heilongjiang Xinjiang) and neighboring Mongolia and Kazakhstan. It was taken to the United States by Eurasian immigrants, who used it as a food source while travelling west. In some areas of the United States it is considered an invasive species.

Observations in Banff National Park 5

When are they blooming in Banff National Park? Second week of June at the earliest. Full bloom usually between end of June and mid-July. Bloom/seeding continuing on until end of September.

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