Dioscorea villosa

Also known as:

  • Dioscorea paniculata
  • Wild Yam

Plant Type

vine / climber, bulb / corm / tuber

Zones

10a-11

Size

H:6'-10'

Growing Conditions

Soil Needs:

well-drained, rich

Water Needs:

regular

Sun Exposure:

sun, mostly sun, bright shade, mostly shade

Features

Flower Color:

chartreuse

Foliage Color:

chartreuse

Fruit:

green, brown

Flower Season:

spring

Texture:

glossy

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Athens, Georgia

706-548-1710

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(Dummer) Burkill Native to S. Africa. A very rapid grower with a great caudex similar to D. elephantipes.

Description by: Brushwood Nursery

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Athens, Georgia

706-548-1710

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Wild Yam is a beautiful little vine with glossy green leaves that have a wonderful pattern of veins showing. The texture effect is terrific! Small flowers in chains yield unique three sided seed pods. Dioscorea villosa dies back in winter and returns from the tuber each spring. Our plants are propagated here at the nursery and not wild-collected, but the original cutting came from the Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina. US Native Climber.

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