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Dioscorea villosa
wild yam yam
Dioscorea villosa Dioscoreaceae
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common name
  wild yam
accepted scientific name
  Dioscorea villosa L.
rules for finding collection records
  Dioscorea quaternata (503)
  Dioscorea villosa (2963)
family name
  Dioscoreaceae
Image Author: ©2004-2014 John Hilty, Illinois Wildflowers
Image License: Author's permission
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Category: Woody Vines
Flowers: Six petals
Petal colors: color color
Flower size is about 0.125 inches
Leaf: Alternate
Plant Observed 2nd week of April thru 2nd week of October

How Likely at this Location (82%)
Name Match (100%)
Plant Showiness (27%)
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