The Q&A Archives: Potato Vine

Question: What is the annual vine I had in Florida which climbs 25', has tendrils, shiny grass green heart shaped leaves, insignificant white tassel flowers? The most prominent feature is it produces 3 inch fruit that looks just like brown potatoes along the vine.

Answer: Dioscorea bulbifera is the botanical name of the commonly known 'air potato vine'. It's a plant that grows under tropical conditions, or in a greenhouse in cold-winter areas. The fruit is related to yams and is edible. Hope this information solves the mystery.

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