Apios americana / Groundnut


Groundnut is a twining, herbaceous vine with ornate flowers and edible tubers. It grows in rich moist soils, usually along bodies of water. Grown as a garden ornamental or food crop, its tubers become large and numerous and compare favorably with potatoes.

Host plant for the silver-spotted skipper.

Height: Herbaceous Vine        Blooms: July, August

Siting: Moist to average, part sun to part shade. Tolerates average moisture and full sun.

Deer Resistance: Low

Provenance: NJ


BONAP 2022 Apios americana Native Range Map

Larval Host Plant (butterflies):
Silver-spotted Skipper
Southern Cloudywing

Larval Host Plant (moths):

Additional information


Quart, Deep, Three inch pot, Quart