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Dioscorea polystachya, Dioscorea batatas, Chinese Yam, Cinnamon-vine

Dioscorea polystachya, Dioscorea batatas

Chinese Yam, Cinnamon-vine
Family: Dioscoreaceae
Origin: Eastern Asia
Vine or creeperFull sunRegular waterModerate waterYellow/orange flowersFragrantEthnomedical plant.
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Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.EdibleSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Dioscorea polystachya vines typically grow 3-5 meters long, but can be longer. Stems often are a dark burgundy which contrast and underscore the attractiveness of Dioscorea polystachya leaves.In the leaf axils appear warty rounded bulbils under 2 centimeters long. The flowers are cinnamon-scented.


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