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Apios priceana (Price's groundnut)
Cressler, Alan

Apios priceana

Apios priceana B.L. Rob.

Price's groundnut, Traveler's delight

Fabaceae (Pea Family)

Synonym(s): Glycine priceana


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

Apios priceana, a rare species with greenish white flowers and purple tips, occurs in Kentucky, Tennessee, and southern Illinois.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb , Vine
Root Type: Tuberous
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Venation: Pinnate
Leaf Pubescence: Glabrous
Leaf Margin: Entire
Inflorescence: Axillary , Raceme
Fruit Type: Legume

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Red , Pink , Yellow , Green , Purple , Brown
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug


USA: AL , IL , KY , MS , TN

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Threatened & Endangered Status

USFWS Species Profile: Q1SW
Status: Threatened
Historic Range: U.S.A. (AL, IL, KY, MS, TN)
Critical Habitat: N/A
Special Rules: N/A
This information is derived from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Serrvice Environmental Conservation Online System.

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Mt. Cuba Center - Hockessin, DE

Additional resources

USDA: Find Apios priceana in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Apios priceana in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Apios priceana


Record Modified: 2016-02-03
Research By: SET

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