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sweet potatop flower

Posted by foolishpleasure 7B (My Page) on
Fri, Aug 24, 12 at 11:03

Why my sweetpotatos are making flowers. I thought it is a root vegetable What is the function of the flowers other than looking prety?

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RE: sweet potatop flower

They are a whole, complete plant and as such will flower when they feel conditions are right. The flower is to make seeds. Most plants have more than one strategy for propegation of their genes. :)

RE: sweet potatop flower

Sweet potatoes are a member of the morning glory group. Some varieties blossom with abandon others rarely. As sunnibel stated They have to seed in order to get crosses an start new varieties. Covington flowers abundantly.

RE: sweet potatop flower

I think sweet potato flowers are beautiful. I don't see many of them, but I love 'em. Haven't seen one this year "yet" on mine.

RE: sweet potatop flower

I agree the flowers are prety. I have a large bed of sweet potatoes plants. The plants are very green healthy and look happy. There are over 50 flowers in the bed. The neighbor's wife and her friend asked me if they can come close and look at them and take pictures I said sure. I Had sweet potatoes last year but did not flower. I love eating sweet potatoes.

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