Plant ID forum: Root/tuber?

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jmorth
May 4, 2013 3:17 PM CST
In bottom of container from last summer overwintered in basement. Pot had Gloriosas, sweet potato vine, and Million Bells if my memory serves me right.
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JRsbugs
May 4, 2013 3:50 PM CST
They look quite bright, but Sweet Potato Vine does produce some wriggly looking roots like yours.

http://acornergarden.blogspot.co.uk/2010/11/my-annual-sweet-...

http://mrbrownthumb.blogspot.co.uk/2007/11/storing-sweet-pot...

The edible sweet potato tuber comes in a variety of colors that range from white to purple


http://www.sdnews.com/view/full_story/4479631/article-Vines-...

I doubt it's Gloriosa tubers ..

http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&gs_rn=12&gs_ri=psy-ab&s...

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plantladylin
May 4, 2013 3:52 PM CST
They don't look like Gloriosa tubers to me and I don't think Million Bells grow tubers ... probably the Sweet Potato Vine.

Ipomoea batatas:
Sweet Potatoes (Ipomoea batatas)
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
May 4, 2013 3:54 PM CST
Oops, I see Janet already posted. Green Grin! Hey there Miss Janet ... thanks so much for ALWAYS being here for us with help in identification! You are TERRIFIC!! Thumbs up
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jmorth
May 4, 2013 3:58 PM CST
I know they're not Gloriosas Thumb of 2013-05-04/jmorth/7e8252...must be the sweet potato...amazing.
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jmorth
May 4, 2013 4:01 PM CST
Janet Super Sleuth indeed! Thankyou.
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
May 4, 2013 4:05 PM CST
J: It looks like you are going to have tons of ornamental sweet potato vines from that haul!! Scroll down this page for lots of photo's of tubers:

http://acornergarden.blogspot.com/2010/11/my-annual-sweet-po...
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jmorth
May 4, 2013 4:07 PM CST
Good stuff there.
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
May 4, 2013 4:11 PM CST
Thumbs up J: If you know which one you have you should add the above photo to the database!

http://garden.org/plants/search/text.php?q=Ornamental+Sweet+...
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Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
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JRsbugs
May 4, 2013 5:04 PM CST
I tip my hat to you. Thumbs up

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