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Amphicarpaea bracteata

Amphicarpaea bracteata

Common name American hog peanut
Family fabaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z5)
Flowers pink to white (late summer)
Size vine to 4'
Light sun-part shade
From seed Scarify and soak seed, then germinate at room temperature
detailed seed-starting info below

Native to the U.S. Northeast, where it grows in moist soils of wooded and shrubby areas. Clusters of pretty pale pink flowers. A couple years ago my seedlings were strong enough, but I planted them out in an area that most likely didn't suit their needs. They were never seen again. I'll try to do better with this year's crop of seedlings.

This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from '09 trade. Bagy 70F (13d) - scarified w sandpaper - 70F (13%G, 3-5d) - sandpapered harder - 70F (50%G, 4-9d). More would have germinated with further scarification
  2. Same seed as above. Sandpapered, baggy 70F (90%G, 4-12d)
  3. Same seed as above. Sandpapered, baggy 70F (50%G, 4-13d)

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