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Wild Yamroot
Dioscorea villosa

• 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

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Dioscorea villosa
Wild yamroot has separate male and female flowers. This photo shows the female flowers, which sit on top of winged green fruits.
Dioscorea villosa
Male flowers of wild yamroot.
Dioscorea villosa
Wild yamroot is a climbing vine. This one has male flowers.

Last updated November 13, 2005. © 2005 Connecticut Botanical Society. All rights reserved.