Railroad vine, Goat-foot morning glory, Bayhops, Beach morning glory
USDA Symbol: ippe
USDA Native Status:
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.
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: Red
Bloom Time: Jan , Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov , Dec
DistributionUSA: AL , FL , GA , HI , LA , MS , PA , SC , 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
From the National Suppliers DirectoryAccording to the inventory provided by Associate Suppliers, this plant is available at the following locations:
Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation Native Plant Nursery - Sanibel, FL
Wildflower Center Seed BankLBJWC-1058 Collected 2007-06-30 in Cameron County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
BibliographyBibref 841 - Native Alternatives to Invasive Plants (2006) Burrell, C. C.
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Ipomoea pes-caprae in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Ipomoea pes-caprae in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Ipomoea pes-caprae
MetadataRecord Modified: 2008-07-18
Research By: TWC Staff