By TammyWhite
2 years ago

Potato Vine flowers

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Solanum laxum, commonly known as potato vine, potato climber or jasmine nightshade, is an evergreen vine in the family Solanaceae. It is native to South America and commonly grown as an ornamental garden plant.
The species is naturalised in Brisbane and Sydney in Australia

They are climbing plants of volatile and strongly zigzagging stems that can reach 5 m in length.

The leaves, evergreen, dark green, are simple, alternate, unbroken, 3 to 8 cm long by 1 to 3 cm wide. Occasionally deeply pinnatifid.

The flowers, somewhat reflex, grow in terminal groups corimbiformes of up to 50; are of lilaceous, bluish or whitish color, and have a diameter of about 2 cm.

The fruits of 0.5 / 1 cm in diameter, have a purplish-blackish color when ripe, and have an almost globose shape. They contain about 20-30 seeds 2-3mm, reniform and flattened, with tiny scores, a light brown color.

Distribution Originally from southern Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay and extended today in much of South America.
Cultivated as ornamental in practically the whole world, under subtropical or temperate climate.

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mila7272 Beautiful
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DalianaFrusy Nice flowers..
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Violeta Great
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LiaF7 Oh wow, great photo of potato vine flowers
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soncee Nice artikle
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AnceAne Beautiful article
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