Groundnut/Hopniss - Apios americana

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  • Scientific Name - Apios americana
  • Plant Description - Summer flowers that grow on vines in consistently moist soil and morning sun to shade. Grows up to 3-10'. This plant is a nitrogen fixer, and has edible tubers that are sweet, similar to roasted sweet potatoes when cooked. Seed pods are also edible, and can be used similarly to peas and beans.
  • This plant is native to other regions within Ontario, including Bruce County but is not native to the Saugeen Bruce Peninsula according to the Vascular Plant List Bruce & Grey: Compendium, 2023.