Manihot grahamii - Hardy Tapioca plant - I had just seen this unusual leaf that i loved & surprise , Samantha in GA sends asst seeds & this is one of them. I'll read up about how & when to plant seeds.
Manihot esculenta, Wild populations of M. esculenta subspecies flabellifolia, shown to be the progenitor of domesticated cassava, are centered in west-central Brazil, where it was likely first domesticated no more than 10,000 years BP. Forms of the modern domesticated species can also be found growing in the wild in the south of Brazil. By 4,600 BC, manioc (cassava) pollen appears in the Gulf of Mexico lowlands, at the San Andrésarchaeological site.