There is a large patch of potato growing wild down one face of Sandfly Bay.
Location: Europe > Portugal > Algarve
Date Photo Taken: April 8, 2007
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Very common behind frontal, greatly-degraded dune-system; probably several varieties.
Last season's crop I guess. Growing on the public side of the fence.
Among dumped green-waste.
The potato is a starchy, tuberous crop from the perennial nightshade Solanum tuberosum. The word "potato" may refer to the plant, itself, in addition to the edible tuber. In the Andes, where the species is indigenous, there are some other closely related cultivated potato species. Potatoes were introduced outside the Andes region four centuries ago, and have become an integral part of much of the world's food supply. It is the world's fourth-largest food crop, following...