Chinese Yam (Dioscorea oppositifolia)


Dioscorea Oppositifolia, or more commonly know as Chinese Yam, is a vine forb/herb of the genus Dioscorea. Its duration is perennial which means it will grow year after year. Dioscorea Oppositifolia or Chinese Yam's floral region is North America US Lower 48, specifically in the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Vermont.

  • Category: Monocot
  • Genus: Dioscorea
  • Family: Dioscoreaceae
  • Order: Liliales
  • Class: Liliopsida
  • Division: Magnoliophyta
  • Duration: Perennial
  • Growth Habit: Vine Forb/herb
  • Native Status: L48 (I)

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