Monthly Archives: July 2009

07/21/2009 Flower of the Day: Wild Potato Vine

Wild Potato Vine - Ipomoea pandurata
Wild Potato Vine – Ipomoea pandurata

You look at this photo and you think “Morning Glory.”  And you’re right.  It is a member of the morning-glory family - Convolvulaceae - as well as the core morning-glory genus – Ipomoea.   But the common name “Wild Potato Vine” tells us a little more about the plant.

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07/10/2009 Flower of the Day: Honeysuckle

 

 

Japanese Honeysuckle - Lonicera japonica

Japanese Honeysuckle - Lonicera japonica

Starting in late spring, my grandkids start running around looking for honeysuckle blossoms.  They learned early on that if they wait until the white blossoms age until they just start turning yellow, they can pick the blossom, pull the base of the blossom off and pull the stigma through the corolla tube, and they’ll be rewarded with  a delicious drop of nectar as a treat. 
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