Plant ID forum: Hog Peanut (Amphicarpaea bracteata)

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Name: Cindy
Hobart, IN zone 5
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Shadegardener
Aug 15, 2015 12:45 PM CST
Every year, this delicate-looking vine pops up in my shady, wilder area in NW IN. Have never seen flowers on it. It will wrap itself around anything in its path. It doesn't stay on the soil surface but reaches up above other plants. Can anyone please identify? TIA
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Name: Christine
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Aug 15, 2015 1:38 PM CST
Leaves remind me of but mine blooms in shade/part shade.

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Name: Kent Pfeiffer
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KentPfeiffer
Aug 15, 2015 1:41 PM CST

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Hog Peanut (Amphicarpaea bracteata) . It does flower, but they are small and easily missed.
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Name: Cindy
Hobart, IN zone 5
aka CindyMzone5
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
Shadegardener
Aug 15, 2015 2:04 PM CST
Listed as a nitrogen fixer - is this a good one to let roam as long as it doesn't trip humans?
Name: Kent Pfeiffer
Southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
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KentPfeiffer
Aug 15, 2015 4:00 PM CST

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It's a common native component of Midwestern woodlands, generally thought of as an early successional species. Not a bad plant by any means, although whether you want it in your yard is a somewhat separate question. Smiling
Name: Cindy
Hobart, IN zone 5
aka CindyMzone5
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
Shadegardener
Aug 15, 2015 5:11 PM CST
This is in my wilder areas - no formal beds, borders or plantings. Other wild stuff like Virginia waterleaf. I'll have to decide though where I let it roam as it's wanting to strangle Itea 'Henry's Garnet'.

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