Photo by Wojciech Maksymilian Szymanski.
This member of the Fabaceae family was given this name by
Benjamin Lincoln Robinson in 1898. It is found
in Alabama, Mississippi, Kentucky and Tennessee in USA, growing in a
rich but well drained soil with
some water and some to lots of sun. The caudex can grow to five
centimetres or more in diameter, the entire plant to three to five centimetres in
flowers are from white to pink in colour.
The genera name Apios
comes from the Greek word, meaning 'pear' and may refer the pear
shape of some tubers. The species after Sarah "Sadie" Francis Price,
19th century American naturalist, illustrator and plant collector.