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- proper n. A taxonomic family within the order Solanales — many herbaceous vines.
And even though I hate sweet potatoes (I'm sorry, I do), I appreciate that there exists a sweet potato pie, because it's so charming and so authentically American (and here comes someone in the comment section below to lecture me that sweet potatoes, or yams, or a "dicotyledonous plant belonging to the family Convolvulaceae", or what have you are actually native to Africa).
Convolvulaceae, not equal to our garden Ipomaeas, and in the deepest shades of the forest some fine scarlet and purple
MORNING GLORY SEEDS Family: Convolvulaceae Genus: Ipomoea Species: arborescens (Quauhzahautl): tree grows to 15 'high.
Here and there on the river banks and coasts are a few Convolvulaceae, not equal to our garden Ipomaeas, and in the deepest shades of the forest some fine scarlet and purple Zingiberaceae, but so few and scattered as to be nothing amid the mass of green and flowerless vegetation.
HAWAIIAN BABY WOODROSE SEEDS Family: Convolvulaceae Genus: Argyreia Species: nervosa Usage: seed pods contain 4-6 seeds.
Dioscoreaceae) are the third most important tropical "root" crop after cassava (Manihot esculenta, Euphorbiaceae) and sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas, Convolvulaceae).