May. 13, 2018

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Here are the very different male flowers of wild yam.  Wild yam is used in herbal medicine to treat whooping cough, Crohn's disease, for cancer prevention.  The United Plant SAvers are a group promoting preservation of medicinal plants.  Wild yam is one of their listed at-risk species.  The Meskwaki Indians used an extraction of wild yam root for pain in childbirth.