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Potato

Solanum tuberosum

Please keep in mind that it is illegal to uproot a plant without the landowner's consent and care should be taken at all times not to damage wild plants. Wild plants should never be picked for pleasure and some plants are protected by law.
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Plant Data

Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Order:
Solanales
Family:
Solanaceae (Nightshade)
Type:
Flower
Maximum Size:
130 centimetres tall
Habitats:
Farmland, gardens, seaside, wasteland.

Flower:
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Purple, 5 petals
 
White or pale purple flower, similar-looking to Nightshade. Insect pollinated.
Fruit:
After flowering, potatoes produce green or purplish berries similar to small tomatoes. The fruit is rarely seen in gardens.
Leaves:
A perennial plant with compound leaves and 5 to 9 leaflets.
Frequency (UK):
Occasionally seen  
Similar Species:
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