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Loughmiller, Campbell and Lynn
Ipomoea pes-caprae (L.) R. Br.
Railroad vine, Goat-foot morning glory, Bayhops, Beach morning glory
USDA Symbol: IPPE
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
A vine with a creeping stem but erect flower stalks with purple or reddish-pink funnel-shaped flowers.
Introduced from the West Indies, this showy vine sometimes grows across beaches almost to waters edge. The species name, meaning goats foot, refers to the shape of the leaf.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Vine Size Notes:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Red
Bloom Time: Jan , Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov , Dec
AL , FL , GA , HI , LA , MS , PA , SC , TX Native Distribution:
Georgia and Florida west to Texas. Native Habitat:
Coastal sand dunes. USDA Native Status: L48(N), HI(N), PR(N), VI(N)
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Part Shade
CaCO3 Tolerance: High
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
Wildflower Center Seed BankLBJWC-1058
Collected 2011-07-02 in Cameron County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
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Record Modified: 2008-07-18
Research By: TWC Staff