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