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Hog Peanut

Amphicarpaea bracteata

A delicate trailing vine that climbs on nearby plants. One of the pea family, its seed pod holds 3 or 4 peas. It turns brown as it ripens. Note the hog like bristles along its spine. It also has another, pear shaped, seed pod near the ground.

  • Colour: pink, pale
  • Habitat: hardwoods, open, damp
  • Flower Size: 10 - 15 mm
  • Flower Time: Aug Sep
  • Seed Matures: Sep
  • Seed Colour: green to brown pod
  • Height: vine 1 - 10 m
  • Image Location: trails, meadows
  • Flower Form: tubular
  • Availability: unusual

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