Ipomoea pes-caprae subsp. brasiliensis

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Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

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

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Railroadvine, Lavender Goatfoot Morning-glory


Plant Specifics

Size:Stems are 60+ ft long  (stems are long but prostrate).  Foliage hugs the ground.
Life Span:Short-lived perennial
Flower Color:Pink,purple
Phenology:Evergreen. Blooms summer (north) or all year (south).
Habitats:Beach dunes.


Recommended Uses:Makes a nice groundcover in an informal dry yard. In nature, it is an important stabilizer of beach dunes.
Light: Full Sun
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
Moisture Tolerance: Not wet but not extremely dry ----- to ----- Very long very dry periods
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.
Salt Spray Tolerance:High. Can tolerate significant and ongoing amounts of salty wind and salt spray without injury.



Attracts insects, especially bees.