09 July 2011

And This Flower Is--

The other day I posted the following picture of a flower and asked if anyone knew what it is. No one guessed so I'm going to let you in on the answer. :)

The flowers are potato plants.

Potatoes were first known to be grown in South America. In one of my college history classes, I learned that when Europeans first introduced potatoes to Europe, they were grown as ornamental plants and it is easy to understand why after seeing the pretty flowers. Go to this page and you can learn some potato trivia.

Hope y'all are having a great weekend!


  1. Cool those are very pretty flowers, I guess blooms mean you can pick you some taters now? :o)

  2. In the early fall the potatoes should be ready. The leaves need to die and then the potatoes are ready to dig up. We did it too early last year and ended up with gumball sized potatoes lol!

  3. Sorry I forgot to guess Sharon - but I didn't really know what they were. It's very interesting to know that potatoes have such pretty flowers. :)


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