Sunday, July 18, 2010

Potato Blossoms/ Today's Flowers

Blossoms on potato plant (Solanum tuberosum)

Did you know there are more than 5,000 varieties of potatoes? (Neither did I till I looked it up.) The blossoms can be white, pink or  purplish but I see mostly white around here.

A field of potatoes, Uxbridge, Ontario

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28 comments:

Leora said...

Sometimes I "grow" potatoes in my garden by mistake (i.e., by compost). I've never let them go to flower - I guess I might be rewarded with these pretty white flowers? Love the view of the field.

BJ Roan said...

Nice crop of potatoes. Glad I don't have to dig them. ;) Lovely pics.

Crafty Green Poet said...

lovely photos, I always like the flowers of potatoes and other closely related plants..

Jacob said...

I've seen lots of potato plants in my time, but I guess I never thought about their blossoms. Very nice.

Re your comment on Ocala DP: You're lucky!

George said...

When I was growing up we would grow our potatoes in the garden. I don't think I've seen potato blossoms since then. Thanks for the memories.

Jama said...

I've never seen potato flowers before....thanks for sharing!

Xavi said...

But what good are potatoes!, But your picture better!!.
I do not live in Andalucia, Spain.
I live in Barcelona, Catalonia.
Thank you for your nice comments.
Have a nice Sunday

Carol said...

Interesting blooms. I also have potatoes growing in my compost pile so I'll have to watch for the blooms.

Jarart said...

There are no better potatoes than the ones that you have just pulled from the earth that day. And the fields in bloom are lovely.

LD said...

A lovely flower from the homely looking potato..who knew? I'm just starting a vegetable patch and potatoes are next.

Small City Scenes said...

Oh you!!! I just took some potato field pictures and here we have white, pink and pruply-blue flowers.
I always say I am going to plant potatoes all around the house because they get such pretty flowers and they stay the same height and then I would have a harvest too. Never did it though. LOL
MB

Limar said...

Oh, my back hurts just by looking at these fields :D The flowers are lovely though :)

guild-rez said...

Great pictures!!
Did you see any Colorado potato beetles (Leptinotarsa decemlineata)
as well?

Denise said...

Who would have thought such pretty blossoms grew on a potato plant. Wonderful photos!
An English Girl Rambles

gigi said...

I didn't know that potatoes even had flowers. And 5000? No way?

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eileeninmd said...

Wow, what a cool field of white flowers. Now that is a lot of potatoes.

AL said...

Hmm now that's a lot mashed potatoes! Woo hoo!

VioletSky said...

Funny, I never thought about potato flowers, yet it all makes operfect sense now that you pointed it out!

I wonder if they are edible like zucchini flowers?

lazyclick said...

Beautiful blooms.

jabblog said...

They are pretty flowers, aren't they? I like your second photo - it looks so cool and refreshing.

NatureFootstep said...

strange, why do we so often overlook flowers like these one? They are actually beautiful. :)

see you there! said...

Pretty field. I know, and eat, about half a dozen potatoe varieties but sure didn't know there were over 5,000 to choose from. I have my work cut out for me, LOL!

Darla

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Such lovely pictures! I grew up on Long Island and remember when the Hamptons were potato farms...now they are the playground of the rich and famous!

Arija said...

Thank you for this. I love potao flowers and these are lovelt.

dancingmatilda said...

they're pretty flowers....can't believe there are that many varieties, i think i know about 3 lol!

Rose said...

I wouldn't want to have to dig all those by hand!

Rambling Woods said...

I didn't even know they had flowers...

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