Wild Yam Root
Wild yams are native to North America. This plant grows as a vine with heart-shaped leaves.
Wild Yam are among the most important tropical root crops, some baked, fried, boiled, used in soup or dried and ground into meat.
The roots initially taste starchy, but soon after taste bitter and smell acrid.
Botanical Name: Dioscorea villosa
Also known as: Colic root, devil's bones, four-leaf yam