Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Q1154 first flower

Q1154 first flower 4, originally uploaded by Gerris2.

Thanks to Dr. Eiji Nitasaka for giving the seeds from the national collection housed at Kyushu University, Fukuoka City, Japan. I admired this Ipomoea purpurea from the point its first leaf unfurled, however the flowers proved to be truly exciting. Never have I seen such color in a purpurea flower as what appeared on this plant, Kyushu University code Q1154.