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Apios

Apios spp.

Apios americana flowers by Adam Peterson (CC BY-SA 3.0)

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    Apios Overview

    Apios is a small genus of around 8 perennial vine species distributed across North America and Asia. Some species have edible tuberous roots, similar to potatoes but nuttier and this genus is commonly called potato-bean. Some species are listed as threatened and others are farmed, they are broadly considered to be an undomesticated crop. Their flowers are small, scented, purple-red-pink in colour and interestingly shaped, slightly similar to wisteria flowers.

    How to propagate Apios

    Seed

    By seed.

    Other uses of Apios

    Grown for the ornamental flowers and also some species grown for culinary use.