Ipomoea pes-caprae subsp. brasiliensis

railroadvine, lavender goatfoot morning-glory

Convolvulaceae

wildlife plant  


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Plant Specifics

Form: vine
Life Span: short-lived perennial
Size: Height: 0.5 ft    Width: to 60 ft
Flower Color: flower color   flower color      pink,purple
Noted for: Showy flowers, interesting foliage

Landscaping

Recommended Uses: Makes a nice groundcover in an informal dry yard. In nature, it is an important stabilizer of beach dunes.
Propagation: Seed.
Availability: Native nurseries, FNPS plant sales, Seed
Light: light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
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Salt Tolerance: Highly salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand

Ecology

Wildlife:
wildlife plant  
Native Habitats: Beach dunes.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range

USDA Zones:

Map is based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:
   8B,9A,9B,10A,10B,11

Other

Ethnobotany: Has been used (in South America) to treat inflammation and gastrointestinal problems.
Other Comments: Seeds float and can be dispersed by water. Noted as a sand stabilizer being one of the first plants to colonize active dunes. Pan-tropical.