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Ipomoea pes-caprae (L.) R. Br.
Railroad vine, Goat-foot morning glory, Bayhops, Beach morning glory
USDA Symbol: ippe
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
, TX Native Distribution:
Georgia and Florida west to Texas. Native Habitat:
Coastal sand dunes.
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Part Shade
CaCO3 Tolerance: High
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
National Wetland Indicator Status
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1
(Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here
for map of regions.
Wildflower Center Seed BankLBJWC-1058
Collected 2007-06-30 in Cameron County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Record Last Modified: 2008-07-18
Research By: TWC Staff