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Aculco de Espinoza, Estado de México
Laura Uribe, Grupo Vasconcelos
Growing wild in driftwood.
A large area of river flat used as a vegetable garden in the mid 1800s by the local ferry man. Much of the area is covered by rank exotic grasses and potatoes; possibly descendants from the garden plants?
Two plants side by side growing at the back of dunes.
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...