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Genus: A

Acanthus
bear's breech
Acorus
sweet flag
Actinidia
hardy kiwi fruit; bower vine; kolomikta vine; tara vine
Adiantum
northern maidenhair fern
Agastache
Giant hyssop
Ajuga
Bugleweed
Akebia
five-leaved akebia
Allium
onion; chives
Ammophila
American beachgrass
Amphicarpaea
hog peanut
Amsonia
Arkansas blue-star; blue star; thread-leaf blue star; willow amsonia
Andropogon
big bluestem; turkey-foot
Anemone
Canada anemone
Antennaria
pussytoes
Anthoxanthum
sweet vernal grass
Apios
Indian potato; groundnut
Aquilegia
Columbine
Aralia
sarsparilla
Arctostaphylos
bearberry; kinnikinick
Arenaria
Arisaema
Aristolochia
Armeria
sea pink
Aruncus
Goatsbeard
Arundinaria
canebrake bamboo; large cane; small canebrake bamboo; southern cane; switch cane
Arundo
giant reed; Italian reed; cana brava
Asarum
Wild ginger
Asclepias
butterfly weed; swamp milkweed
Asimina
pawpaw
Aster
aster
Athyrium
lady fern
Atrichum
(moss)

Next: B

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