All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

<strong>Chinese Yam</strong>
<span style="color: red;">(INN) Rank 1</span>
<em>Dioscorea batatas*</em><br>
The leaves look similar to morning glories, but  the plant is in the Yam family. This plant is a nasty weed that chokes out native plants, it ...
Chinese Yam
(INN) Rank 1
Dioscorea batatas*

The leaves look similar to morning glories, but the plant is in the Yam family. This plant is a nasty weed that chokes out native plants, it is causing serious problems in the Smoky Mountains. I photographed these plants at the University of Tennessee Arboretum. The plant reproduces by small brown, potato-like tubers on the vine.
Perennial
Where seen:Oak Ridge Greenways, University of Tennessee Arboretum, Great Smoky Mountains NP

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