Ipomoea batatas

Ipomoea batatas

  • Ipomoea batatas
  • Ipomoea batatas
  • Ipomoea batatas
  • Ipomoea batatas
  • Ipomoea batatas
  • Ipomoea batatas
  • Flower name
    Ipomoea batatas
  • Scientific name
    Ipomoea batatas
  • Alias甘藷, 薩摩芋, カンショ, Sweet potato
  • Place of originCentral America such as Peru
  • Place of floweringField
  • Flowering seasonAugust, September

What is Ipomoea batatas

Ipomoea batatas or Sweet potato ( scientific name: Ipomoea batatas) is originating from Central America such as Peru and is a viney perennial of the family Convolvulaceae . To Japan, it was transferred from Tang (China) to Ryukyu (Okinawa), from Okinawa to Satsuma (Kagoshima Prefecture), then spread all over Japan. The leaves are heart-shaped, flowers are trumpet-shaped, flower color is white and the central part is purple. It is similar to the flower of the same Convolvulaceae family Hirugao and morning glory . I plant it in the spring and harvest it from autumn to winter. It is use of potatoes (yam) and young leaves. Sweet potatoes are sweet, have a lot of fiber content, are preferred for dirty taste, and are used for desserts and prepared dishes. Typical cooking methods include shochu, sweet potato, sweet potato, university potatoes, dried sweet potatoes, kempi, etc. It is also used as a base for chestnut kinton.

Common name: sweet potato, scientific name: Ipomoea batatas L., aka: sweet potato , life type: Vine perennial, Place of Origin:Central America and other such as Peru, Vine length: 3 to 4 m, leaf shape: heart shape, corolla: 4 cm, flower color: white background, central part is purple, flower shape: trumpet shape, crop: March, flowering period: August to September, harvest period: September - December, use portion: potatoes, young leaves.


  • Order
    Solanales
  • Family
    Convolvulaceae
  • Genus
    Ipomoea
  • Species
    I. batatas
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Monopetal inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    Funnel/trumpet shaped
  • Leaf type
    heart-shaped
  • Edge of the leaf
    All edges
  • Life typeviney perennial
  • Flower colorsWhite
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height300.0 ~ 400.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower4.0 ~ 4.0 cm

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