Wild yam

Wild yamI’ve been keeping my eye on this wild yam (Dioscorea villosa) since I first spotted it this spring.  The photo (above) shows how well it’s grown as of a couple weeks ago.  Here are more photos of its progress from early spring, through its flowering, to its dead blooms phase.

Wild yam

Wild yam

Wild yam

Wild yam

Wild yamSince I know where at least two other patches of wild yam are growing, I anticipate harvesting the roots of this plant later this fall (for a personal tincture).

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