Ipomoea pes-caprae (L.) R. Br.

Etymology Genus Worm-like; referring to the twining stems
Species Goat's foot; referring to the resemblance of the leaf to it
Family Convolvulaceae
Synonyms -
Common Names Beach Morning Glory, Goat's Foot
Status Native: Common
Form Ground creeper or climber
Native Distribution Pantropical

Diagnostics:

A common creeping herb on sandy beaches, Ipomoea pes-caprae can be easily identified from its thick leaves, which are notched on both ends.


Interesting Facts:

The fruit splits to reveal four compartments, each containing a black hairy seed that is dispersed by water.


Dense coverage of the Beach Morning Glory at Punggol Beach.

The leaf is notched at both ends.

The flowers bloom around 10 am.

The fruit capsules break at the joints, releasing the seeds.

Stems are normally red.


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Author: Jake
Posted: 2013-03-02 / Modified: 2017-12-25