the arrow head shaped leaves in the center,[D.batatas]
Dioscorea sprouted today....1.4.03
My sister was holding Dioscorea. 19.5
This is a one year old root this one is 3/4 lb it is unusually large they are usually about 1/3 lb -this was grown in a 5 galon bucket of composted saw dust and horse manure with 2 others.
D.batatas growing in my garden
3 year old root
Yam ready for cooking
A handful of 'potatoes' from Dioscorea oppositifolia. Produces great quantities which sprout when they drop. Not for the faint of heart in the garden. 2007
Dioscorea oppositifolia covers a cattle panel used as an arch by our front gate. Drops hoards of tiny potatoes each year; which sprout if allowed to stay on the ground. 2007
The foliage is attractive, but the plant is very vigorous. Potatoes drop and sprout everywhere. 2007
Growing in a rocky area, hence the odd shapes
Sofia, Bulgaria, 2300 feet AMSL, zone 6b (admittedly). End of winter.
Krapets, Bulgaria, zone 8a.