A global citizen science platform
to discover, share and identify wildlife

Join Project Noah!

Goat's Foot Convolvulus

Ipomoea pes-capre

Description:

Also known as Bayhops and Beach Morning Glory, this species is a common pantropical creeping vine belonging to the family Convolvulaceae. It grows on the upper parts of beaches and endures salted air. It is one of the most common and most widely distributed salt tolerant plants and provides one of the best known examples of oceanic dispersal. Its seeds float and are unaffected by salt water. It's a primary sand stabilizer, being one of the first plants to colonise the dune.

Habitat:

Goat's Foot is common on the sand dunes of Australia's upper north coast of New South Wales and can also be found along the entire Queensland coastline. This spotting was found along Woorim Beach on Bribie Island.


Species ID Suggestions



Sign in to suggest organism ID

Comments

Neil Ross
Spotted by
Neil Ross

Caboolture, QLD, Australia

Lat: -27.06, Long: 153.20

Spotted on Dec 13, 2015
Submitted on Dec 15, 2015

Related Spottings

Ipomoea coccinea. Wild Potato Vine Ipomoea beraviensis Ipomoea purpurea

Nearby Spottings

Angular Pigface Scarlet Jezebel Purple-winged Mantis Emu tracks