What flower is that?

Groundnut
Photo credit: Garry Plunkett

The majority of the leaves in the
above image are Goldenrod.
If you were misled by this—Got'cha!

This quiet little beauty is easy to walk by without noticing, but then surprises one with its striking colors if it catches the eye.

It likes wet woodland and stream edges, showing off its intricately woven flower in late summer.

A nitrogen fixer,it was also an important food source for Native Americans and early European settlers.
 

It’s…

Botanical Name:
 

Apios americana

Common Name:
  Groundnut
Family:
  Fabaceae (Pea Family)
Habitat:
 

Wet meadows, edges of pond and streams, moist woodlands.

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