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The Potato Plant (Solanum tuberosum)

The potato plant (Solanum tuberosum) may not be your favourite as far as flowers are concerned but, there is no denying that the plant’s blossom has an enchanting beauty. Flowers can be white in colour or violet. The plant flowers at the end of spring and during the summer. Pleasing as the flower may be to the eye, it contains the poisonous Glycoalkaloid solanine, and so does the potato fruit. Not to worry though as solanine decomposes when boiled. The plant is not indigenous to Mallorca. It came to Spain from South America.

The photo was taken near Sa Pobla, Mallorca, Baleares, Spain. The date: May 14th, 2011. The time was 11:49:16.

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  1. Hi, enjoy the blog, just returned from mallorca, yesterday, back to windy and rainy Scotland, however on Saturday did you observe a very curious cloud formation around the sun, it was visable for about 2-3 hours, it was almost a perfect circle, very unusual, had a search on Google but can’t find any images, nae probs to send an image.

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