Not so sweet potatoes

And speaking of Facebook, which has somehow become the go-to place for fun agrobiodiversity stuff, get a load of this recent photo of “bush potato” from the Waltja Tjutangku Palyapayi Aboriginal Corporation.


Impressive, isn’t it? It’s Ipomoea costata, according to a commenter. And it reminded me of another recent Facebook post of a sweet potato wild relative, Ipomoea bolusiana, this time from southern Africa.


Thinking back to our earlier post today on domesticating promising wild plants, I wonder if anyone has actually tasted these tubers?

One Reply to “Not so sweet potatoes”

  1. Go to Facebook and visit my groups, Ipomoea Planet and Marlena’s Plant World and Succulent Pelargonium Group.

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