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Photo by Wojciech Maksymilian Szymanski.

Photo by Wojciech Maksymilian Szymanski.

The flowers by Darel Hess; University of Tennessee.

Author: Benjamin Lincoln Robinson, 1898
Origin:  SE U.S.A.
Soil:  Rich Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium - Maximum
Thickness:  5 Centimetres
Height:  3-5 Metres
Flower:  White - Pink
Propagate:  Seeds
Names:  Price's Potato-bean, Price's Groundnut, Traveler's Delight
Synonyms:  Glycine priceana, Nathaniel Lord Britton, 1913

This member of the Fabaceae family was given this name by Benjamin Lincoln Robinson in 1898. It is found in Alabama, Mississippi, Kentucky and Tennessee in USA, growing in a rich but well drained soil with some water and some to lots of sun. The caudex can grow to five centimetres or more in diameter, the entire plant to three to five centimetres in height. The flowers are from white to pink in colour.

The genera name Apios comes from the Greek word, meaning 'pear' and may refer the pear shape of some tubers. The species after Sarah "Sadie" Francis Price, 19th century American naturalist, illustrator and plant collector.

Photo by Wojciech Maksymilian Szymanski.