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American groundnut

Apios americana


This plant has fleshy tubers that were an important food for Native Americans. It also has small extra-floral nectaries on the inflorescence that are visited by ants.


Habitat: It was growing wrapped up with sumac along the edge of a meadow.

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Connecticut, USA

Lat: 41.89, Long: -73.46

Spotted on Aug 19, 2018
Submitted on Feb 11, 2019

Spotted for mission

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