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Apios americana

Phonetic Spelling
A-pee-os a-mer-ih-KAY-na
Description

Common Groundnut

Habitat: Marshes (tidal and non-tidal), wet thickets, streambanks, bottomland forests

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#NC native#native vine#larval host plant#food source summer#NC Native Pollinator Plant#food source herbage#food source nectar#food source pollen#Coastal FACW#Piedmont Mountains FACW#mammals#birds#butterflies
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#NC native#native vine#larval host plant#food source summer#NC Native Pollinator Plant#food source herbage#food source nectar#food source pollen#Coastal FACW#Piedmont Mountains FACW#mammals#birds#butterflies
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Apios
    Species:
    americana
    Family:
    Fabaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Canada, southeastern U.S.A.
    Wildlife Value:
    Larval host for butterflies.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Native Plant
    Vine
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Drainage:
    Moist
    Occasionally Wet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
  • Fruit:
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Summer
    Fruit Description:
    Displays from July to September.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Red/Burgundy
    Flower Description:
    Blooms from June to August
  • Leaves:
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Theme:
    Butterfly Garden
    Native Garden
    Pollinator Garden
    Attracts:
    Butterflies
    Pollinators
    Small Mammals
    Songbirds