Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2077

Herbaceous vine
Perennial
Dioecious

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Look for it in moist forests, per Weakley's Flora

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...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Lower leaves in whorls of 4-7, upper leaves alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Greenish-yellow
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 (3/8/10):
Dioscorea quaternata   FAMILY Dioscoreaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Dioscorea quaternata   FAMILY Dioscoreaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 043-01-002a?:
Dioscorea villosa var. villosa   FAMILY Dioscoreaceae

GREATER THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Dioscorea quaternata

 

COMMON NAME:
Whorled Wild Yam