woodland vine

philmont_709n2(z6 Ohio)July 12, 2008

what is this woodland vine called?

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Chemocurl zn5b/6a Indiana(zone 5/6)

I know, I know, even though you don't have the leaves of the vine pictured. I was helped with this one not long ago, when I just posted the seeds pod too.

Genus: Dioscorea
Species: villosa
Common Name: Wild Yam, Huang Yao Tzu, Shu Yu, Yam

Do the leaves look like those in the link below?


Here is a link that might be useful: Wild Yam

    Bookmark   July 12, 2008 at 7:54AM
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naturegirl_2007 5B SW Michigan(5B SW Michigan)

Good call chemocurl, I'd second that ID :)

The big leaves in the photo are a bit deceiving since they are on another plant being climbed by the vine. A few leaves down below look like the wild yam leaves but they do not show well in this photo. The seed pods are certainly distinctive enough to make the ID, though. I usually see this plant in wet feet areas...some of the best spots to explore :)

    Bookmark   July 16, 2008 at 11:29PM
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    Bookmark   July 18, 2008 at 5:00PM
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