Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Herbaceous vine
Perennial
Dioecious

Native & non-native

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

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LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate, opposite, or whorled

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Greenish-yellow/Whitish
Unisexual
6 tepals
6 stamens
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Dioscoreales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Dioscorea spp.   FAMILY Dioscoreaceae

PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Dioscorea spp.   FAMILY Dioscoreaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 043-01-000:
Dioscorea spp.   FAMILY Dioscoreaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Yam


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