OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (10/20/20):
Dioscorea floridana   FAMILY Dioscoreaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Dioscorea floridana   FAMILY Dioscoreaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Dioscorea floridana

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 043-01-002c:
Dioscorea villosa var. floridana   FAMILY Dioscoreaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Dioscorea floridana

SYNONYMOUS WITH -
Merione sp. 1

 

COMMON NAME:
Florida Wild Yam


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WEAKLEY'S FLORA (10/20/20):
Dioscorea floridana   FAMILY Dioscoreaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Dioscorea floridana   FAMILY Dioscoreaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Dioscorea floridana

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 043-01-002c:
Dioscorea villosa var. floridana   FAMILY Dioscoreaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Dioscorea floridana

SYNONYMOUS WITH -
Merione sp. 1

 

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4497

Herbaceous vine
Perennial
Dioecious

Native to South Carolina & Georgia

Rare

Habitat: Mesic to dry forests, swampy forests, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Whorled and/or alternate

FLOWER:
Greenish-yellow
Unisexual
6 tepals
6 stamens
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:

 

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