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American Groundnut (Apios americana)

American GroundnutExposure: Full sun to part shade. Zone 3 to 9.

Soil: Prefers sandy loam soils, but will grow in any well-aerated acidic to circumneutral garden soil.

Growth habits: A twining, climbing leguminous perennial vine with dark green compound leaves and brownish lavender flowers in early summer.

Landscape uses: Plant along fence lines or let climb up stakes at the end of a well tilthed garden bed.

Edible/Medicinal properties: Groundnut was a staple food for eastern Native American peoples. It produces a string of edible high protein tubers that are delicious either raw or cooked.

$6.00/4-inch pot