Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Herbaceous vine
Perennial
Dioecious

Non-native: southeast Asia
Documented growing wild in GA - -

Rare

Look for it in disturbed areas, in moist soils, per Weakley's Flora

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Invasive?

This plant may be causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

Alabama Invasive Plant Council, 2012
Georgia Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2006
US Forest Service Southern Research Station

 

...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate or opposite

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Greenish-white
Unisexual
6 tepals

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Dioscorea alata   FAMILY Dioscoreaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Water Yam, White Yam, Great Yam, Winged Yam