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Common Names: H

hairy lipfern
Cheilanthes lanosa
hairy spiderwort
Tradescantia hirsuticaulis
hens-and-chickens
Sempervivum tectorum
herniary
Herniaria glabra
hog peanut
Amphicarpaea bracteata
honeysuckle, northern bush
Diervilla lonicera
honeysuckle, smooth-leaved
Lonicera dioica
honeysuckle, trumpet
Lonicera sempervirens
honeysuckle, winter
Lonicera fragrantissima
honeysuckle, woodbine
Lonicera periclymenum 'Graham Thomas'
horsemint
Mentha suaveolens
horsemint
Monarda punctata
hotei-chiku
Phyllostachys aurea albovariegata
hotei-chiku
Phyllostachys aurea flavescens inversa
huckleberry, black
Gaylussacia baccata

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Catalog as of January 02, 2016

Amphicarpaea

(Leguminosae - bean family)
Hog peanut Three species of twining herbaceous vines. Seeds are often borne below ground level, in peanut fashion.

Amphicarpaea bracteata - Sep 17 Amphicarpaea bracteata - Sep 17 Amphicarpaea bracteata - Sep 17
bracteata peren vine • ht usually 1-3' • zones 3-9

hog peanut


native, edible, ground cover, sun - shade
e and cent N Amer

A vigorous twiner with typically bean-like leaves and slender stems. The small flowers appear in late summer. The upper, pale lilac to white flowers bear pods containing inedible seeds, but the petal-less flowers near the ground yield relatively large, edible seeds just below ground level. These subterranean seeds, which can be produced quite abundantly, may be cooked and eaten like beans. These seeds have been used as food by the American Indians. As a landscape subject hog peanut has interesting potential, particularly as a ground cover. The foliage forms a dense cover, and the plant remains quite low when it has nothing on which to climb.

cat # 5A9V
$8.95 each / 3-9, $8.50 ea / 10+, $7.95 ea