Spud in the mud

Spud in the mud

High carb haberdashery

Not sure I’ve seen this plant before, but I think it’s Apios americana, also called Groundnut — or better still — Potato bean. Apparently it produces both edible pods and tubers. This vine was growing in a damp area by the little swamp pond.

Curiously shaped flowers. Viewed from the side, they look like Smurf hats or Phrygian caps. Straight on, they’re splayed out like little Dutch girl hats.

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