Apios americana Medik.
Family: Fabaceae
common groundnut,  more...
[Apios americana f. pilosa Medik.,  more]
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Etymology: Apios: Greek for "pear" referring to shape of tubers
Plants: twining, annual/perennial, up to 7' long, herbaceous vine; slender rhizomes with 2 or more elongated tubers
Leaves: pinnately-divided into an odd number (usually 5-7) of leaflets
Flowers: pink to brown, 5-parted, 1/2" long, either solitary or in pairs; inflorescence a dense, conical cluster (raceme) of stalked flowers; blooms July-Aug.
Fruits: linear pod coiling after opening, several seeds
Habitat: wet to moist; woods, streambanks
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