Plant ID forum: Vine ID?

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Name: Missy
SC (Zone 8a)
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Zazinnia
Jun 3, 2016 10:32 AM CST
Comes up in spring, dies back in winter. I have never seen a flower. The root was a nut like corm-ish looking thing, for lack of better words. Grows 10 - 12 feet or more. Hasn't spread. I may have to post the pix separately as I am having trouble loading the 2nd. Thank you for looking.
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Name: Missy
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Zazinnia
Jun 3, 2016 10:34 AM CST

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Name: Deborah Pryor
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Deebie
Jun 3, 2016 7:29 PM CST
Missy, your description of the vine sounds like Air potato vine, but the leaves don't look quite right - Air Potato (Dioscorea bulbifera)
Also, air potato can be invasive as it produces tubers on the vine, which drop and root wherever they fall. Or, birds may spread them, making them a nuisance plant in some areas. Maybe someone else will chime in.
Name: Jean
Prairieville, LA (Zone 9a)
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Moonhowl
Jun 3, 2016 7:47 PM CST
Give this link a look. It looks a lot like air potato/wild yam.

http://succulent-plant.com/families/dioscoreaceae.html
Name: Janet Super Sleuth
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JRsbugs
Jun 3, 2016 8:12 PM CST
Dioscorea polystachya maybe ..

http://toptropicals.com/catalog/uid/Dioscorea_polystachya.ht...

http://phytoimages.siu.edu/cgi-bin/dol/dol_terminal.pl?taxon...

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=Dioscorea+polystachya&sour...

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Name: Missy
SC (Zone 8a)
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Zazinnia
Jun 3, 2016 8:15 PM CST
JRsbugs said:Dioscorea polystachya maybe ..

http://toptropicals.com/catalog/uid/Dioscorea_polystachya.ht...

http://phytoimages.siu.edu/cgi-bin/dol/dol_terminal.pl?taxon...

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=Dioscorea+polystachya&sour...


Thank You! That looks exactly like it!
"Loving God... loving each other....
and the story never ends." Lyrics by Bill and Gloria Gaither

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Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
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JRsbugs
Jun 3, 2016 8:16 PM CST
I tip my hat to you. Thumbs up
Name: Missy
SC (Zone 8a)
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Zazinnia
Jun 3, 2016 8:17 PM CST
Deebie said:Missy, your description of the vine sounds like Air potato vine, but the leaves don't look quite right - Air Potato (Dioscorea bulbifera)
Also, air potato can be invasive as it produces tubers on the vine, which drop and root wherever they fall. Or, birds may spread them, making them a nuisance plant in some areas. Maybe someone else will chime in.


I thought the leaves were pretty, but I have enough invasive vines!!!
"Loving God... loving each other....
and the story never ends." Lyrics by Bill and Gloria Gaither

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Name: Deborah Pryor
Orangeburg, SC Zone 8a (Zone 8a)
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Deebie
Jun 4, 2016 8:43 AM CST
Missy, my girlfriend has one that she keeps under her carport, where she can keep a watchful eye one it. I had one that I kept in a pot on my concrete driveway, but I gave away all of my potatoes and my vine froze one unusually cold winter and did not return. Maybe you can try something like that, since the leaves are a little unusual and pretty. When I had mine, people always asked what the plant was. It's a great conversation piece. Just an idea. Whistling
Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Jun 4, 2016 9:04 AM CST
More photos for comparison: Chinese Yam (Dioscorea polystachya)
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