Wild Yam, American–villosa (Dioscorea villosa) potted plant, organic

$10.00

Family:  Yam (Dioscoraceae)

Hardy to Zones 5 to 9

(Colic Root, Rheumatism Root) Native to the southern, central and eastern portions of the US.  Dioecious herbaceous perennial with prominently veined, heart-shaped leaves and a pencil-thin creeping rhizome.  The vine will easily reach a height of 20 feet.  This plant prefers rich, humus-laden soil and grows best in the dappled shade of woodland or shade garden.  The plant will vigorously climb on trellis, fence or tree.   Dioscorea villosa is considered official.  Traditional usage of preparations made from the dried rhizome (TWM): antispasmodic for smooth tissues; stomach, bowel, infant colic or menstrual cramps.  Space plants 2 to 3 feet apart.

Potted Vine, Certified Organically Grown

For more information on this plant, see “Growing At-Risk Medicinal Herbs” by Richo Cech

 

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    d watkins

    hello, do you ship to the uk ..thankyou

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      Yes, since Brexit we have re-enabled shipping to the UK. Go for it!

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