Dioscorea quaternata (Walter) J.F.Gmel.

  • Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

  • Family


  • Scientific Name

    Dioscorea quaternata (Walter) J.F.Gmel.

  • Description

    Species Description - Much like no. 1 [Dioscorea villosa L.], differing as indicated in the key; frs and seeds avg larger, the valves half-obovate; 2n=36, 54. Moist open woods, thickets, and roadsides; Pa. to Ind. and Mo., s. to Fla. and La., chiefly in the Appalachian region. May. Plants with the lvs glaucous beneath have been called var. glauca (Muhl. ex Bartlett) Fernald. (D. g.)