Q: Are there any vegetables that are native to North America?
A: The only two I could find are Jerusalem artichoke and tepary bean. Jerusalem artichoke is a type of sunflower with thick, edible roots. Patches of tall plants covered in yellow flowers are eye-catching in autumn. Tepary bean is a small, hearty, drought-tolerant bean that’s native to the American southwest. The taste is described as sweet and nutty, not like a bean at all.