Dioscorea sylvatica

Also known as:

  • Wild Yam
  • Elephant's Foot

Plant Type

vine, bulb / corm / tuber

Zones

10a-12

Size

H:14'

Growing Conditions

Soil Needs:

rich

Water Needs:

regular

Sun Exposure:

sun, bright shade, mostly shade

Features

Foliage Color:

green

Tags

broadleaf
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Ecklon Cape Province, South Africa, related to D. paniculata and D. Elephantipes. The Bantu people specially treat the caudex for eating. Many dioscorea are poisonous and require special preparation before becoming edible. Rarely offered in cultivation.

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