Amphicarpa bracteata (L.) Fern.

American hog peanut

Names and Myths

Amphicarpa  Greek amphi of both kinds, and carpos fruit.

 bracteata bracted

Natural history / Folklore

Three seeded pods are born above ground and one seeded pods are born from apetalous flowers underground. These underground seeds are good when cooked.32


Twining vine with three leaflets. Flower stalk arising from leaf axils. Flowers in short drooping clusters.

Species List Family Group
Previous Study Next