When I went to Nursery Division, I found this beautiful flower.
Yea... this was a Bengkoang flower (Pachyrhizus erosus) or yam bean.
Yam bean is known as Mexican yam or Mexican turnip.
In Indonesia it's well known as bengkuang, bengkoang, bangkuang or besusu.
It's grown for its edible tuberous root.
Here, the root is usually eaten raw or for 'rujak', a mixed spicy fruit salad.
This flower was so pretty.
What a shame, I took low quality seeds, so no seed have germinated.
I have to took a healthy and ripen bean, that means good quality seeds too.
So I can add blue color in my garden, and get yummy and crispy root too.
Never seen them before. pretty purple flower!ReplyDelete
I think you can find this plant on your country.Delete
Don't think I have seen the flowers before too. But I have seeing similar kind of blooms from different vines. Hope you get some turnips soon. Love them in raja :-PReplyDelete
The flower of this plant is usually removed to stimulate the root growth. So it's so rare to find the bloom.Delete
I really like blue flowers.ReplyDelete
Yes, me too.Delete
Flowers from edible plants can be just a pretty as ornamentals.ReplyDelete
I agree with you.Delete
It's such a delicate blue - very pretty.ReplyDelete
That's right Lisa.Delete
Nie znam tej rośliny ale kwiat wygląda ślicznie.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Ewa. Have a nice week.Delete
In Mexico and the United States, this is called "jicama". It is often eaten raw, as you said, but sometimes cooked as a substitute for water chestnut, since it stays crisp when cooked.ReplyDelete
Yes, I have ever heard about that. Sounds so interesting!Delete
What a lovely colour for a flower!ReplyDelete
Yes, so lovely color.Delete
Lovely blue colour! Do you eat the beans and the roots?ReplyDelete
No, I don't I just eat the roots.Delete
What a beautiful flower! I would grow it for the flowers even if the root wasn't so tasty. :o)ReplyDelete
I see... you would... :)Delete
Beautiful flowers, hope you get some tasty roots too :-)ReplyDelete
Thank you, Helene. I hope so.Delete