Sweet Potato Flower
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|The sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas) is a dicotyledonous plant which belongs to the family Convolvulaceae. Amongst the approximately 50 genera and more than 1,000 species of this family, only I. batatas is a crop plant whose large, starchy, sweet tasting tuberous roots are an important root vegetable. |
It is commonly referred to as a yam in parts of North America, although they are not even distantly related to the other plant widely known as yams (in the Dioscoreaceae family), which is native to Africa and Asia. This plant is a herbaceous perennial vine, bearing alternate heart-shaped or palmately lobed leaves and medium-sized sympetalous flowers. The edible tuberous root is long and tapered, with a smooth skin whose color ranges between red, purple, brown and white. Its flesh ranges from white through yellow, orange, and purple.
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- [2009-08-07 6:38]
Good exposure and fine design of the flower captured well. The background, though natural, is bit distracting the image. tfs.
very nice, never saw its flowers, TFS Ori
Bonne compositiion dans un cadrage serré valorisant relativement bien le sujet bien que l'angle de prise de vue applatisse la fleur et empêche d'en apprécier la finesse des détails ; remarquable maitrise des hautes lumières.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.