Several years ago, a friend in Vineland told me that his brother often had flowers on his sweet potatoes, but I never saw one until the summer of 1885, when Mr. D. Colwell had some plants which bloomed quite freely, and he informed me that those which produced flowers were obtained from another place (I do not remember where). Last spring I bought some seed potatoes from Mr. C, and among them I had several which flowered. The flowers were smaller than any common morning glory, I should say about an inch across, and white with rose colored throat. One theory is good until another upsets it, but it is quite evident in these cases that the peculiarities of the season had nothing to do with it, and that it was in the variety. Hammonton, N. J.