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Dioscorea villosa

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Plant types and subtypes: Vines, Perennials

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

Water Use: medium

Soil Moisture: moist

Soil Description: average, poor, loam, clay, sand

Height: 5'-15'

Bloom Time: April, May, June, July

Bloom Color: white, yellow, green

Leaf Color: green

Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Additional Tags: climbing, fall interest, medicinal, ornamental foliage

Dioscorea villosa (wild yam)
  • Dioscorea villosa (wild yam)
  • Dioscorea villosa (wild yam)

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Description

Dioscorea villosa

Also known as:

wild yam

,

colic root

,

yam root

,

wild yamroot

Scientific Synonyms:

Dioscorea hirticaulis, Dioscorea villosa var. hirticaulis

Native Range & Classification

Recorded County Distribution: USDA data

Native Range:
AL, AR, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, NE, NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT, 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 villosa wild yam