Saturday, May 25, 2013

Ipomoea nil Blue Botan (Fujie) Plant 3

Via Flickr:
I bought the seeds that gave rise to this plant from a Japanese vendor on eBay. I only had a 1 cm square size photo for a reference, but the flower appeared to be a double flower, which is often referred to as botan flower. I had to grow it. I did not know the leaves were yellow leaf trait leaves, and they should be awesome in color combination with the blue flowers. The botan flower is caused by the "duplicated" mutation. See more on Dr. Yoneda's web site here: http://protist.i.hosei.ac.jp/asagao/yoneda_db/E/Introduction/htmls/28.html

Nikon D70
Micro-NIKKOR 3.5/55mm
Dine Corp. Auto Macro Flash