Apios americana (Ground Nut)

Apios americana

Quick Facts:

    Common Names: ground nut, potato bean, hopniss, Indian potato, hodoimo, America-hodoimo, American groundnut
    Lifespan: Perennial
    Zones: 3 - 9
    Type: Forb

Apios americana, or ground nut, is native vine from the eastern half of the United States, where it occurs in moist areas along streams, in thick prairies and on woodland edges, growing up the taller plants. It produces edible tubers.

In our yard, this grows in the Vine Area.

Our growing score: 5

Other pictures of this plant:

               Seedpod                                           Leaf                                            Stem                                        Seed                                          Habit


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