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Wild Yam
Dioscorea villosa
Dioscoreaceae

White

A simply elegant herbaceous twining vine with fantastic pleated glossy heart-shaped leaves, the small greenish-yellow flowers (April through July) are largely inconspicuous but give way to interesting 3-sided seed capsules which turn brown & dangle from female vines in late summer, tuberous roots spread to form colonies over time, leaves turn bright yellow in autumn, tolerates poor soil.

Average To Moist
Sun To Part Shade
to 10 (supported)
Plant Hardiness Zones: 4a-11
Perennial Vine

Native Range: s. VT through s. ON & on to w. MN, south to n. FL & e. TX

Germination - Moderately Difficult: Surface sow and Cold Stratify 8 weeks.

Wild Yam 3.5 inch pot $9.00
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