Thursday, July 26, 2012

Ipomoea nil

Ipomoea nil by Gerris2
Ipomoea nil, a photo by Gerris2 on Flickr.

Via Flickr:
Yaguruma asagao, marketed as Windmill Rose.

Yaguruma is from a hybrid cross of Ipomoea purpurea x Ipomoea nil which was then back-crossed with Ipomoea nil. This youjiro trait (ray white) was developed by Dr. Yoneda in Japan. Read more here: http://protist.i.hosei.ac.jp/asagao/Yoneda_DB/E/relatives/04_3.html

I love these flowers, each one opens into a perfect flower.