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American Potato Bean (Apios americana)

About American Potato Bean

American Potato Bean is a Vine. Vines are either woody or herbaceous plants that climb or sprawl.

Plant Names (Nomenclature)

Common Plant Name American Potato Bean
Scientific Plant Name Apios americana
Other Common Names Groundnut
Other Scientific Names
Common Family Name Bean
Scientific Family Name Fabaceae

Origin

Native Status Kansas Native Native Species: Native to Kansas and the United States

Growth Characteristics

Growth Habit/Form Vine Vines are either woody or herbaceous plants that climb or sprawl.
Life Span Perennial Perennials are herbaceous plants that live three or more years
Maximum Height 4.0 feet height in feet
Maximum Spread 1.0 feet width in feet
Flower Color Violet, colors of the flowers
Flowering Season September - October typical months to expect blooms
Reproduction Vegetative methods of reproduction

Growth Requirements

Sun Exposure Part Sun Full Sun Full Sun: direct sun 8 or more hours of the day
Part Sun: direct sun 4 to 8 hours of the day; about half a day of sun
Shade: direct sun 0 to 4 hours of the day
Soil Moisture Medium to Moist Wet: Soil is soggy or marshy
Moist: Soil tends to stay moist and rarely dries out
Medium: Average soil moisture, little or now slope
Drained: Soil is well drained, never soggy; medium slope
Dry: Soil is dry, often typical of rocky soil; steep slope

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