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Apios americana

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Description:

A vine with velvety, maroon flowers. Flowers bloom during the summer. The plant is a legume and grows edible tubers and seeds. The fruit (tubers) ripens in the fall. The plant favors acidic to slightly alkaline, moist soils .

Plant Overview:

Other Common Names:Wild Potato, Indian Potato
Plant Family:Fabaceae
Plant Duration:Perennial
Plant Type:Herbaceous
Attracts Pollinators and Wildlife:Butterflies
Bloom Time:Early July to late August
Fruit Timing:Early September to October
Global and State Rank:G5, S4
Commercially available landscape plant?No
Soil Characteristics:
Soil Moisture:Moist
Soil pH:Acidic, Slightly Acidic, Neutral, Slightly Alkaline
Soil pH:5.6 to 7.5
Light Needs:
Opitmal Light:Partial shade to shade
Light Range:Partial Shade, Shade
Water Needs of Plant:
Soil Moisture:Moist

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