Apios americana

Groundnut

A twisting vine with fragrant clumps of pink-purple flowers. Indigenous people relied on the edible tubers as a food source during their initial years in Massachusetts. The tubers can be used in soups and stews or fried like potatoes; the cooked seeds can also be eaten.

Height: Vine can grow up to 15 feet

Sun Requirements: Shade

Water Requirements: Moist to Wet

Flowers: Pink to purple late summer to early fall