Yesterday, the lady who I’d given cowslips to a couple of weeks ago came to our Knit and Natter group with gifts of her own.
Now, it turns out that there are many types of Ipomoea, more about which can be found on Wikipedia. Suffice to say that one of these is bindweed. Another is the sweet potato.
Reading through the list of tribes and genera, it seems that what I have is unlikely to be bindweed. However, having acquired ground elder, I’m not keen on another potential headache. So, I am going to practise caution and keep the Ipomoea in a pot until I see its flowers.
On the other hand, I could of course end up with a root vegetable. I think this is actually unlikely, considering root crops hardly flourish in my soil. But let’s see what we get.