Ground nut (Apios americana)
The Ground nut is a climbing vine with fragrant reddish-brown flowers that bloom during the summer. It produces edible tubers and seeds and has oval pinnately compound leaves in an alternate arrangement.
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|The Ground nut needs moist soils in part shade or full sun||Ground nuts may overtake an area||Tubers may be harvested one year after planting||length: 8 – 16 feet||The tubers were used by many indigenous American tribes as a food source; The tubers have three times the amount of protein present in potatoes; Groundnuts are often planted in rain or water gardens|