Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by dmp, Nov 23, 2004.
Yams and Sweetpotatoes are not even DISTANTLY related.
That is all. Continue on about your business.
They sure taste like they are related!
Mmmmm, fried sweet potatoes
I don't like either one, so how's that important??
If you buy Yams in the US - they'll have to be marked with 'sweet potatoe' because Yams are imported from the Carribean. And are different...sweeter.
They are both in the same kindgom (that of Plants).
That would be a distant relation, would it not?
you are reaching.... I guess the operative word is 'distant' and what that word means to the reader.
After a bit more research, I found that they are both part of the Magnoliophyta sub-phylum (flowering plants). So they are just as related as, say, an iris and a water lily, or me and my father's brother's nephew's cousin's former roomate (bonus points: name that movie!).
P.S. I see your schwartz is as big as mine!
...or a Dandilion to a water lily.
That's VERY distant.
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