Plant ID Groundnut

(Question)

I hope i have reached those that answered my Question on Alien Blood Red Wisteria. I have attached a pic. A example can be seen from the road on Tice Rd. in Fenwick just across from the town yard on Tice on S side of road. you will need a keen eye as it is not in flower anymore.

 

(Answer)

Although there seems to be a tree branch in the middle, it looks like you may have found a specimen of the groundnut vine (Apios americana), which is native to eastern and central North America, especially near the Great Lakes. It’s also known as wild potato, Indian potato, hopniss, potato bean, or American potato bean. So, not a wisteria and not alien either, instead, a really fascinating native plant. Thanks for introducing me to it!

Check out the information on this plant prepared by our fellow Master Gardeners in the Atlantic by clicking here.

And more about this interesting plant here and here, where the  potential as a cultivated food source is described!