Dioscorea Q

Paul Licht plicht@berkeley.edu
Mon, 04 Jun 2012 09:48:52 PDT
We have 13 species in the Garden but not this one.

Paul Licht, Director
University of California Botanical Garden
200 Centennial Drive
Berkeley, CA 94720

On 6/4/2012 9:27 AM, James Waddick wrote:
> Dear PBSers,
> 	Last weekend we we went to Omaha and saw a big plant of an
> obvious Dioscorea  at Lauritzen Gardens.
> 	I did not recognize the species, but it is obviously fully
> hardy that far north. It has three-winged papery seed pods in a chain
> along the stem and there were seedlings at the base of the vine.
> 	A quick Googling came up with D. caucasica, but does anyone
> grow or know this one? I notice there are NO hardy Dioscorea on the
> wiki.
> 	Appreciate any experience. I have emailed the garden for an
> ID, but appreciate hearing of experiences.
> 		Best		Jim W.

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