Origin: US Native
Other Common Names: Groundplum Milkvetch, Buffalo Bean, Buffalo Plum
Bloom Time: Spring
Height: 18” to 24”
Spacing: 12” to 15”
Light: Full Sun
Soil Moisture: Medium to Dry
USDA Zone: 3a-9b
Germination: No pre-treatment needed. Scarify. Sow seeds just below soil surface at 70F and water.
Seeds Per Oz: 5500
The Ground Plum, a legume, bears beautiful, bright purple flowers! Young seed pods are edible and the taste is reminiscent of snow peas! Native Americans and pioneers used these seed pods as a vegetable, and they may be eaten raw, cooked, or pickled. Dried roots were ground and applied to wounds to stop blood flow. Grows in meadows and prairies and is also recommended for home landscaping!
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Note: Many wildflowers can grow in areas outside of their natural range.
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