3 (5)m, a fully winterhardy species with annual vines with ornamental, midgreen, arrow shaped leaves, small inconspicuous flower racemes followed by three-winged seed capsules. Unlike related species Dioscorea tenuipes makes horizontal storage rhizomes. Native of open spots in woods from Koreo to China and Japan. Easily grown in any rich, well drained soil in a sunny to partially shaded spot. Plants require a climbing aid. VIII-IX.
Rhizomes are not available for a delivery to Australia and the U.S.