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Jun 3, 2016 10:32 AM CST
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Name: Missy
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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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Jun 3, 2016 10:34 AM CST
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Name: Missy
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Jun 3, 2016 7:29 PM CST
Name: Deborah
midstate South Carolina (Zone 8a)
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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.
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Jun 3, 2016 7:47 PM CST
Name: Jean
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Give this link a look. It looks a lot like air potato/wild yam.

http://succulent-plant.com/fam...
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Jun 3, 2016 8:12 PM CST
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Jun 3, 2016 8:15 PM CST
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Name: Missy
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JRsbugs said:Dioscorea polystachya maybe ..

http://toptropicals.com/catalo...

http://phytoimages.siu.edu/cgi...

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Thank You! That looks exactly like it!
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Jun 3, 2016 8:16 PM CST
Name: Janet Super Sleuth
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Jun 3, 2016 8:17 PM CST
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Name: Missy
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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!!!
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Jun 4, 2016 8:43 AM CST
Name: Deborah
midstate South Carolina (Zone 8a)
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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
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Jun 4, 2016 9:04 AM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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More photos for comparison: Chinese Yam (Dioscorea polystachya)
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