Dioscorea is a genus of over 600 species of flowering plants, native throughout the tropical and warm temperate regions of the world. The vast majority of the species are tropical, with only a few species extending into temperate climates. It is named after the ancient Greek physician and botanist Dioscorides.
With a large tuber and a single twining stem bearing deciduous cordate divided leaves. Flowering in summer followed by large seed capsules.
USDA Zone - 9
Season to Sow - Autumn
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