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Monday, March 29, 2010

Talet, like it is

These seeds arrived in the post today from Owen of Radix. His blog is the most entertaining one I know of. Also known as the American Hog Peanut, Amphicarpaea bracteata is native to eastern North America and was a popular food of native Americans. It can reproduce either by flowers which open and are pollinated, or by cleistogamous flowers (which develop into seeds without opening, following self-pollination). The cleistogamous flowers can be above ground or below ground. The seed pods are both above and below ground. It will be interesting to see how they do here. I would love them to naturalise in the woods. I have potted them up in the polytunnel and will pamper them this year.


  1. Hi Madeline

    Glad they arrived OK. They were obviously keen to germinate - there were no roots when I posted them. Good luck!

  2. Thank you very much for sending them. I tried to comment on your blog last night but I was getting an error message.

  3. My pleasure

    BTW - just added you to my list of followers.

    There was something funny up with Blogger last night for a while - no pictures. Maybe there's a connection?

  4. BTW (2)

    I've left a comment for you over at Daughter of the Soil re disease resistant peas