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
Rafert, S. 1989, August 24-25 Description  a small bush plant; about the size of a bean plant
Dablon, C. 1677 Description  the tubers were called "rosaries" by the early Candians; because they resembled beads p. 273 –
Dunn, J.P. 1919 Description  Miami name; a-pi-ka-nita is similar to a-pi-ka-na-ki; which is their name for
Dunn, J.P. 1908 Use - Food  apikanita
Rafert, S. 1989, August 24-25 Use - Food  ground cherry eaten p. 97 –
Botanical Sources  
Apios americana medikus. A. tuberosa
Reference Source Notes Data Comments
Gleason, H.A. & Cronquist, A. 1991   occurs in moist woods throughout eastern and western Miami lands
Related Sources  
Apios americana medikus. A. tuberosa
Reference Source Notes Data Comments
Rafert, S. 1989, August 24-25  
Baldwin, D 2003-2005   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