Dioscorea Q

James Waddick jwaddick@kc.rr.com
Mon, 04 Jun 2012 09:27:57 PDT
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 

	Appreciate any experience. I have emailed the garden for an 
ID, but appreciate hearing of experiences.

		Best		Jim W.

Dr. James W. Waddick
8871 NW Brostrom Rd.
Kansas City Missouri 64152-2711
Ph.    816-746-1949
Zone 5 Record low -23F
	Summer 100F +

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