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Franklinton, LA
(Zone 8b)

September 27, 2007
2:48 PM

Post #4023143


I need your help in identifying a plant that my mother gave me. She said it is called an ornamental potato vine. I have been trying to find more information on this vine. The leaves are green and have a rough texture and are a beautiful heart shape. There are no blooms but the plant does bear a fruit that is brown and bumpy skinned. The vine is a perennial.

Thank you

Dublin, CA
(Zone 9a)

September 27, 2007
2:52 PM

Post #4023156

Linda, you should post your question in the Plant ID forum--this forum is just for questions about the Plant Files database and not nearly as many people will see your question here. If you can take a picture of it and post that too it would be helpful. Here's a link to the ID forum in case you don't know where it is:
Franklinton, LA
(Zone 8b)

September 27, 2007
2:54 PM

Post #4023166

thank you ecrane3
Augusta, GA
(Zone 8a)

September 27, 2007
3:23 PM

Post #4023299

Sounds like the infamous Air Potato ( Dioscorea bulbifera )
Franklinton, LA
(Zone 8b)

September 27, 2007
7:52 PM

Post #4024183

Thank you Farmerdill! It is the the air potato. The soil here in the s.e. louisiana is mostly clay, so I guess that is why the plant does not grow so easily.

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