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Weed Seed - Chinese Yam (Dioscorea polystachya)

Invasive Plant - Chinese Yam (Dioscorea polystachya)

Family

Dioscoreaceae

Synonyms

Dioscorea batatas

Distribution in Canada

Not known to occur in Canada.

Duration of life cycle

Perennial

Seed/Fruit type

True seed, although plants can produce vegetative "bulbils"

Seed identification features

Size

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Other structures

Similar species

No similar species

Photos

Photo - Chinese yam (Dioscorea polystachya) seeds
Chinese yam (Dioscorea polystachya) seeds (Photography from United States Department of Agriculture–National Resources Conservation Service [USDA–NRCS], PLANTS Database) http://plants.usda.gov
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