Mystery plant 082

This vine grows throughout the central and eastern portions of North America.  When you can identify it, leave a comment with the common and scientific names.  Also, share any personal connection you may have with this plant.

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Emergence of plant in spring

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Leaves and leaf arrangement

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Plant

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Staminate (male) flowers

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Pistillate (female) flowers

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Seed capsule

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Dried seed capsule

 

ANSWER (subsequently added to this post to facilitate the “search” function for these images): Wild yam (Dioscorea villosa)

Also, read the blog post and watch the plant portrait video for Wild yam (Dioscorea villosa).

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8 Responses to Mystery plant 082

  1. Kim Scudera says:

    Wild yam, Dioscorea villosa.

  2. Rhonda D says:

    Wild yam
    Dioscorea villosa

  3. Susan says:

    This is an invasive plant.
    CHINESE YAM
    (Cinnamon Vine or Air Potato)
    (Dioscorea oppositifolia)

  4. Norman Smith says:

    Doggone it! I am always too late!! What they said..Wild Yam, Dioscorea villosa

  5. Joan says:

    What they said too… 🙂
    Wild yam (Dioscorea villosa)

  6. Angelyn says:

    Yes, this is Wild yam (Dioscorea villosa). Male flowers grow on one plant while female flowers grow on a different plant.

  7. Vic Lea says:

    Can the root be eaten like a grocery store yam?

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