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Connecticut Plants
Wild Yamroot
Dioscorea villosa L.
  • Family: yam (Dioscoreaceae)
  • Habitat: moist thickets
  • Height: 5-15 feet
  • Flower size: 1/8 inch across
  • Flower color: pale yellow-green
  • Flowering time: June-July
  • Origin: native
Dioscorea villosa L.

Wild yamroot has separate male and female flowers. This photo shows the female flowers, which sit on top of winged green fruits.

Dioscorea villosa L.

Male flowers of wild yamroot.

Dioscorea villosa L.

Wild yamroot is a climbing vine. This one has male flowers.