Species Detail

Apios americana medikus. A. tuberosa
ground nut, bean/cherry, hog peanut/Indian potatoes


Scientific Name:  
Apios americana medikus. A. tuberosa
Common Name:  
ground nut, bean/cherry, hog peanut/Indian potatoes
Myaamia Name:  
eepiihkanita
Uses:  
Food
Harvest Seasons:  
Winter, Summer, Fall, Spring
Habitats:  
Beech-Maple Forest, Oak Forest including Oak-Hickory, Beech-Oak-Maple Mixed Mesophytic
Locations:  
Undetermined
Growth Forms:  
Herb

Myaamia Archival Sources  
Apios americana medikus. A. tuberosa
Reference Source Reference Type Archival Data Comments
No Reference Specified Description  a small bush plant; about the size of a bean plant
No Reference Specified Description  the tubers were called "rosaries" by the early Candians; because they resembled beads p. 273 –
No Reference Specified Description  Miami name; a-pi-ka-nita is similar to a-pi-ka-na-ki; which is their name for
No Reference Specified Use - Food  apikanita
No Reference Specified Use - Food  ground cherry eaten p. 97 –
Botanical Sources  
Apios americana medikus. A. tuberosa
Reference Source Notes Data Comments
No Reference Specified   occurs in moist woods throughout eastern and western Miami lands
Related Sources  
Apios americana medikus. A. tuberosa
Reference Source Notes Data Comments
No Reference Specified  
No Reference Specified   William Wells; a parentless child captured with two other children by the Miami; was given the Miami name eepiihkanita. After he grew up he was given his freedom