Apios americana



The most famous edible wild plant in eastern US?! Possibly! Fragrant maroon and cream colored flowers shaped like pea blossoms grow on vines with long green leaves all summer. A staple in Native American diets: almost every part is edible—shoots, flowers, seeds in pods, bulb-like tubers that grow on roots. Mild-tasting tubers are a good source of protein. Not the common peanut. Prominent in colonial history and American literature. Excellent health benefits are associated with groundnut as well.

Full-part sun. Height 15-20’.Native. Zones 4-8. 

3″ pot