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Dioscorea quaternata

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Plant types and subtypes: Perennials, Vines, Bulbs

Light Requirements: part-sun, part-shade, shade

Water Use: medium

Soil Moisture: moist

Soil Description: acid, rich, loam, clay, sand

Height: 3'-10'

Bloom Time: April, May, June, July, August, September, October

Bloom Color: green

Leaf Color: green

Hardiness Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Additional Tags: climbing, fall interest, medicinal, ornamental foliage, shade garden plant, showy fruit, woodland plant

Dioscorea quaternata (fourleaf yam)
  • Dioscorea quaternata (fourleaf yam)
  • Dioscorea quaternata (fourleaf yam)
  • Dioscorea quaternata (fourleaf yam)
  • Dioscorea quaternata (fourleaf yam)

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Description

Dioscorea quaternata

Also known as:

fourleaf yam

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Scientific Synonyms:

Dioscorea glauca, Dioscorea villosa

Native Range & Classification

Recorded County Distribution: USDA data

Native Range:
AL, AR, DC, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MD, MN, MO, MS, NC, NE, NJ, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, WI, WV

Classification

Kingdom Plantae Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta Flowering plants
Class Liliopsida Monocotyledons
Subclass Liliidae
Order Liliales
Family Dioscoreaceae Yam family
Genus Dioscorea yam
Species Dioscorea quaternata fourleaf yam