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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

Apios

(Leguminosae - bean family)
Eight to ten species of tuberous rooted, twining perennial herbs.

Apios americana: foliageApios americana: tubers
americana peren vine • ht 8' • zones 3-10

groundnut; Indian potato


native, edible, fragrant, ground cover, moist - wet, sun - part shade
e and cent N Amer

A slender, twining vine with compound leaves. The small, fragrant, purple flowers appear in late summer. Spreads by means of its root system. Will grow in soil conditions ranging from wet to dry. The root tubers, which resemble small potatoes, grow in strings just below the surface of the ground. They are edible and nutritious, and were highly valued as food by the American Indians and early colonists. Work has begun in recent years to develop this species as a cultivated crop. This year we will have available plants propagated from local, wild stock, as well as plants grown from seed collected by researchers at Louisiana State University during the early stages of their breeding work. We will be offering plants released in 1997 from the breeding program at the University of South-western Louisiana (where the work begun at LSU is now being continued). The last selection mentioned (USL) is probably the best choice if food production is your main interest. The cold hardiness of the LSU and USL selections has not yet been tested here, although they will likely prove hardy at least to zone 5. If you have a preference as to which stock you receive, please indicate this on your order - we should be able to accomodate. Plant labels will indicate their origin.

$9.95 each / 3+, $9.50 ea

TBF native


cat # 5B2D4