"Common Peanut (Arachis hypogæa). a, flowers; b, ovaries on lengthened stipes; c, forming fruit; d, ripe pod; e, pod opened, showing seeds."-Whitney, 1902

Common peanut

"Common Peanut (Arachis hypogæa). a, flowers; b, ovaries on lengthened stipes; c, forming fruit;…

Peanuts are an annual plant with edible seeds.

Peanut

Peanuts are an annual plant with edible seeds.

The seed-vessel and seed of a plant, called also earth-nut.

Peanut

The seed-vessel and seed of a plant, called also earth-nut.

A trailing plant of the bean family, bearing a hairy stem, small yellow flowers, and two-paired primate leaflets. The flowers are sterile above ground. After they wither, the forming stalk of the ovary bends downward and forces the young pod underground, and the seeds mature some distance below the surface.

Peanut

A trailing plant of the bean family, bearing a hairy stem, small yellow flowers, and two-paired primate…

The vine of a peanut plant.

A Peanut Vine

The vine of a peanut plant.