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    Southeast

  • Posted by

    Neil Bock

Notes:

It even looks like a potato when cut. It is white, but quickly takes on a yellow color. I notice that this specimen has marks sort of like a pine cone on the upper part. I am a winter resident so I have no idea what season these may have been produced. I havenÕt seen any signs of rotting.

Comments

  • Mary Greene Unregistered says:

    It is what we call an ‘Air Potato’ aka Dioscorea bulbifera. In the state of Florida tons of money are being spent to irradicate this invasive plant, yet gardeners keep sharing it. I had this plant escape in my yard, it grew to the top of a Sycamore tree and when the ‘potatoes’ dropped one would need a hard hart for protection. https://www.uniprot.org/taxonomy/35874

    January 15th, 2019 at 5:30am

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