Air potato (Dioscorea bulbifera) is a perennial vine native to Asia and Africa that is a member of the yam family (Dioscoreaceae). Air potato is an invasive species in parts of the southeastern U.S. The vines climb up vertical surfaces and compete with other vegetation for light and nutrients. Air potato is commonly found in disturbed habitats such as along roadsides.
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