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WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (2/8/20):
Ipomoea brasiliensis   FAMILY Convolvulaceae   Go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Ipomoea pes-caprae ssp. brasiliensis   FAMILY Convolvulaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Ipomoea pes-caprae

SYNONYMOUS WITH -
Ipomoea pes-caprae var. emarginata

 

COMMON NAME:
Railroad Vine, Bay Hops, Bay Winders, Goat's-foot


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Keith Bradley    kab_ipescaprae_brasili_29

April    Monroe County    FL

Bahia Honda State Park

Corolla lavender, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Ipomoea brasiliensis, Railroad Vine, Bay Hops, Bay Winders, Goat's-foot

Keith Bradley    kab_ipescaprae_brasili_48

April    Monroe County    FL

Bahia Honda State Park

image of Ipomoea brasiliensis, Railroad Vine, Bay Hops, Bay Winders, Goat's-foot

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmipescapre_1

November        

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Patrick D. McMillan    pdmipescapre_2

November        

Stems trailing, rooting at nodes; larger leaves not lobed but notched at apex, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Ipomoea brasiliensis, Railroad Vine, Bay Hops, Bay Winders, Goat's-foot

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmipescapre_bestfolfru

November        

Leaf blades unlobed but summit notched, per Wildflowers of the Eastern United States.

image of Ipomoea brasiliensis, Railroad Vine, Bay Hops, Bay Winders, Goat's-foot

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmipescapre_flwr1

November        

image of Ipomoea brasiliensis, Railroad Vine, Bay Hops, Bay Winders, Goat's-foot

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmipescapre_flwr2

November        

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Patrick D. McMillan    pdmipescapre_flwrolymp

Month Unknown        

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Patrick D. McMillan    pdmipescapre_olymp

Month Unknown        

We have seen stems as long as 31m trailing across dunes, per Wildflowers of the Eastern United States.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (2/8/20):
Ipomoea brasiliensis   FAMILY Convolvulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Ipomoea pes-caprae ssp. brasiliensis   FAMILY Convolvulaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Ipomoea pes-caprae

SYNONYMOUS WITH -
Ipomoea pes-caprae var. emarginata

 

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2527

Herbaceous vine
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Uncommon (rare in NC)

Habitat: Ocean beaches, dunes, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Evergreen
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer
Lavender/Pink
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5-merous
5 unequal sepals
5-lobed funnelform corolla
5 stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Capsule

 

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