PlantsDioscorea→Lesser Yam (Dioscorea esculenta)

Common names:
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Botanical names:
Dioscorea esculenta Accepted
Dioscorea fasciculata Synonym
Dioscorea aculeata Synonym
Dioscorea esculenta var. spinosa Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Vine
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Wet Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Leaves: Broadleaf
Fruiting Time: Year Round
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Year Round
Underground structures: Tuber
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Vegetable
Edible Parts: Roots
Eating Methods: Cooked
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Other info: grows from small tubers
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Root
Offsets
Pollinators: Self
Bees
Various insects
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth
Monoecious
Conservation status: Least Concern (LC)

Conservation status:
Conservation status: Least Concern
Spiny Yam

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