My mystery plant

Discussion in 'Plant and Tree Identification' started by mammabooh, Jul 14, 2006.

  1. mammabooh

    mammabooh Metal melter Supporter

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    I'm not sure but it resembles ornamental sweet potato and also a bit like a morning glory.
     

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    tillandsia Well-Known Member

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    I agree with woodspirit. Incidentally, sweet potatoes and morning glories are in the same genus, Ipomoea, in the Convolvulaceae family. Do you have wild morning glories in your area, or do you throw sweet potatoes in your compost?
     
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    mammabooh Metal melter Supporter

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    YES!!! I threw one in there last winter. Maybe I'll be able to harvest some. Thanks!
     
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    My vote is ivy-leaved morning glory. Ipomoea hederacea
     
  6. harrisjnet

    harrisjnet Okie with Attitude

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    Hello,
    They do look like something from the sweetpotato or morning glory family. I have also had some vines that look like them grow in my fence row. They grew single berries that resembled a big grape. They were full of seeds and a white milky juice. One touch to my tongue nearly closed my throat. My mouth was sore for days. BE CAREFUL.
     
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    mammabooh Metal melter Supporter

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    Well, I guess I'll never know for sure now. My chickens dug it up today while they were playing in the compost pile.
     
  10. Gailann Schrader

    Gailann Schrader Green Woman

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    You didn't necessarily want it to grow anyway. It was a wild morning glory and would have taken over the compost heap. Pretty white flowers, though.