Species: 

Dioscorea oppositifolia

Common Name(s): 

Chinese yam

Habitats Impacted: 

forest/woodland

Regions likely to be Impacted: 

NE, SE

Present in Neighboring States?

AR, KS, LA, MO

Currently known from Oklahoma?

Yes

Dioscorea oppositifolia

Chris Evans, University of Illinois, Bugwood.org

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What you should know!

Can form dense masses that cover and kill native vegetation, including trees. Can spread rapidly via aerial bulbils. Introduced for culinary use. Used as an ornamental.

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