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2. Plant Description

Wild yam is a tuberous, winding vine with pale-brown, knotty, woody, cylindrical roots. The tubers are crooked with gnarled, horizontal branches. They have a thin reddish stem that grows to lengths of 30 feet and greater. The plant produces clusters of greenish-white or greenish-yellow flowers with leaves that are heart-shaped, smooth on the top and velvety on the underside.

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