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Beach Morning Glory, Bayhops, Goat's Foot

Ipomoea pes-caprae

Description:

The Beach Morning Glory, is a lovely creeping vine that grows on the upper parts of Kauai's beaches. The flowers are 2-3" across, and range from pale violet to a deeper fuschia, and make a nice spot of color on the beach.

Habitat:

This is a common vine over much of the world, because the seeds aren't killed by floating in sea water, and the vine shows up on tropical beaches everywhere, serving as a sand stabilizer.

Notes:

The specific name, pes-caprae, means goat's foot, but why it is called that i cannot fathom. The leaf, maybe?

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Irene Brady
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Irene Brady

Hawaii, USA

Spotted on May 23, 2011
Submitted on Apr 23, 2016

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