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Scientific Name: Solanum tuberosum
Pronunciation: so-LAY-num too-bur-OH-sum
Common Name: potato
Family Name: Solanaceae
Plant Type: Annual, Herbaceous perennial
Key ID Features: Leaves large and increasing in size towards top of plant, bright green, opposite, ovate with miniature leaves between sets of large leaves; stem thick and fleshy.
Course(s): not used (on campus)

Habit: Arching
Form: Mounded
Texture: Coarse
Mature Size:
Height:0.2 - 0.4m
Spread:0.3 - 0.6m
Growth Rate:Fast
Origin: South America (Peru)
Hardiness Rating: Zone 8a: (-12 to -9.5 C)
Soil/ Growing Medium:
Landscape Uses: Urban agriculture
Additional Info: Google
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Compound
Arrangement: Alternate
Texture/ Venation: Soft flexible
Surfaces: Pubescent
Compound Leaf: Odd-pinnate
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Ovate
Apices: Acuminate
Bases: Oblique (uneven)
Margins: Entire

Inflorescence Type: Cyme
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:5
Corolla Shape:Rotate/stellate
Ovary Position:Superior
Colour (petals): Showy, White, Blue, Pink, Purple
Flower Time at Peak: Jul, Aug, Sep

Fruit Type: Berry (true)
Fruit Colour: Green, Purple
Fruiting Time:

Bark or Stem Colour:
Organ Modifications: Runners (or stolons), Tubers

Pest Susceptibility: Rabbit resistant
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