Ipomoea pes-caprae

Railroad Vine

  • Family: Convolvulaceae
  • Form: Herbaceous, horizontally spreading, perennial vine
  • Leaves: Simple, alternate, entire, round, glabrous with cleft apex
  • Stem/Bark: Herbaceous, green stem with reddish marks
  • Flower: Large, bisexual, funnelform, sympetalous, purple, with darker purple star pattern surrounding the center
  • Fruit: Dehiscent, round capsule
  • Comments: Similar in growth habit and growing conditions as the native Beach Bean (Canavalia maritima) but easily distinguished by its typical convolvulaceae flower
  • Additional Resources: IFAS document (pdf)
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