Photos of Apios-americana-~-groundnut

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Apios americana ~ groundnut



  • FACW

  • Michigan C Value: 3

  • also known as "wild bean" and "Indian potato"

  • low vine

  • mauve, maroon flower color

  • forms pea pod

  • leaflets egg–shaped, pointed

  • 5 leaflets (maybe 7)

  • only vine in Michigan with alternate leaves and 5–7 leaflets

  • underground tuber (nut) – can be large

  • moist thickets

  • summer

  • native

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