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570Re: [pfaf] Groundnut question

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  • elrowe@umich.edu
    Jun 13, 2004
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      Quoting Hilary Robinson <hilrobinson@...>:

      > Hi Hilary -

      The latin name for American Groundnut is Apios Americana.

      Ellen Rowe
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      > American groundnut?
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      > This is obviously not the same groundnut as we in England also know as
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      > peanut, which is a fairly low-growing herbaceous plant(and not hardy in most
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      > of Britain, though we do get the odd unexpected plant when grey squirrels
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      > have stolen the seeds from bird-feeders and buried them). Just out of
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      > curiosity, do you have a Latin name?
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      > Regards, Hilary Robinson
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      > >From: "Robert Waldrop" <rmwj@...>
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      > >Reply-To: pfaf@yahoogroups.com
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      > >To: <pfaf@yahoogroups.com>
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      > >Subject: Re: [pfaf] Groundnut question
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      > >Date: Sat, 12 Jun 2004 17:29:11 -0500
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      > >Dig it up and sell it by mail order, maybe on Ebay
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      > >or through announcements in lists like this.
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      > >Hmmm, probably best to do this in the fall or
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      > >spring but I am not an expert on groundnut.  It's
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      > >not readily available as far as I know.  Your
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      > >problem could be somebody else's blessing.
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      > >Robert Waldrop, Oklahoma City
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      > >----- Original Message -----
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      > >From: "ellenrowe2004" <elrowe@...>
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      > > >    My family's property in Maine is being taken
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      > >over by American
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      > > > groundnut.  I have been reading up on it and
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      > >realize that it is a
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      > > > plant that many people try and cultivate as the
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      > >tubers are edible,
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      > > > but it is acting like kudzu, climbing up young
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      > >saplings and pulling
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      > > > them down and generally creating a canopy over
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      > >the vegetation
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      > > > that we originally planted. It seems to spread
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      > >so quickly that it is
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      > > > impossible to control it by mere weeding (we are
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      > >not there
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      > > > throughout the summer and it grows out of
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      > >control during our
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      > > > abscence)
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      > > >   Does anyone have any ideas as to how we could
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      > >either
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      > > > eradicate it or control it in as eco-friendly a
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      > >manner possible?
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      > > > Thanks for any help or advice you can give me!
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      > > > Ellen Rowe
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