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''Ipomea pes-caprae''
 
''Ipomea pes-caprae''
  
 
Family : Convolvulaceae
 
Family : Convolvulaceae
  
This native [[Ipomea]] is a slender, trailing creeper similar
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This native Ipomea is a slender, trailing creeper similar
to the [[Beach Bean]] (page 44). It has a thick taproot
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to the [[Beach Bean]]. It has a thick taproot
 
and woody rootstock, but can also root from the nodes.
 
and woody rootstock, but can also root from the nodes.
 
The leaves are broad and may be bright or dark green.
 
The leaves are broad and may be bright or dark green.
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well in coastal gardens as attractive creepers.
 
well in coastal gardens as attractive creepers.
  
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<h3>Photos</h3>
 
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image:Goat's_Foot_Morning_Glory_001.jpg   
 
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<h2>Quick Facts</h2>
  
==Quick Facts==
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<td width="200" style="background-color:#ffdead">'''Flowers'''</td>
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<td width="400">All Year</td>
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! style="background:#ffdead;" width="200"|'''Flowers'''
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<td width="200" style="background-color:#ffdead">'''Fruit'''</td>
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<td width="400">All Year</td>
! style="background:#ffdead;"|'''Fruit'''
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<td width="200" style="background-color:#ffdead">'''Coastal Zone'''</td>
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<td width="400">[[Coastal Zones#Fore Dune and Dune Crest | Fore Dune]]</td>
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! style="background:#ffdead;"|'''Fauna'''
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<td width="200" style="background-color:#ffdead">'''Fauna Habitat'''</td>
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<td width="400">Bees, Crustaceans and Others </td>
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|Creeper  
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<td width="200" style="background-color:#ffdead">'''Growth Habit'''</td>
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<td width="400">Creeper</td>
! style="background:#ffdead;"|'''Soils'''
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|Well Drained Soils
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<td width="200" style="background-color:#ffdead">'''Typical Height'''</td>
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<td width="400">Creeper</td>
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! style="background:#ffdead;"|'''Salt Tolerance'''
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<td width="200" style="background-color:#ffdead">'''Soils'''</td>
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<td width="400">Well Drained Soils</td>
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<td width="200" style="background-color:#ffdead">'''Amount of Sun'''</td>
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<td width="400">Full Sun</td>
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<td width="200" style="background-color:#ffdead">'''Amount of Water'''</td>
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<td width="400">Dry Areas through to Wet Areas</td>
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<td width="200" style="background-color:#ffdead">'''Salt Tolerance'''</td>
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<td width="400">Extremely Tolerant</td>
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<h3>References</h3>
  
==References==
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* [[Coastal Plants of the Burdekin Dry Tropics]]
  
* Coastal Plants of the Burdekin Dry Tropics ISBN 097584606X
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[[NQ Dry Tropics]] gratefully acknowledges the contribution of the [[Coastal Dry Tropics Landcare Group Incorporated]] (CTDLI) to the development of this page's information.
  
Text contributed from [[Coastal Dry Tropics Landcare Group Incorporated]] (CTDLI)
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<h3>Related information</h3>
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*[[Sustainable Coasts]]
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*[[Coastal Program]]
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*[[Rehabilitating a Dune]]
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*[[Coastal Birds of the Burdekin Dry Tropics]]
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[[Category:Native Plants]][[Category:Coastal Plants]]

Revision as of 21:45, 21 January 2015


Ipomea pes-caprae

Family : Convolvulaceae

This native Ipomea is a slender, trailing creeper similar to the Beach Bean. It has a thick taproot and woody rootstock, but can also root from the nodes. The leaves are broad and may be bright or dark green. They have 2 equal lobes that fold the leaf in half, which is said to resemble a goat’s foot.

The flowers are large, pinkish purple and are seen on stalks. They are broadly funnel-shaped and can appear singly or in groups.

Fruit is different to the Beach Bean. It is a woody, globular capsule that occurs on a stalk. When ripe, these split open to release 4 seeds. Both the pod and seeds are brown and woody.

The Goat’s Foot Morning Glory is found on the very fore dune and helps to develop and stabilise the dune system. Both the Beach Bean and Goat’s Foot do very well in coastal gardens as attractive creepers.

Photos

Quick Facts

Flowers All Year
Fruit All Year
Coastal Zone Fore Dune
Fauna Habitat Bees, Crustaceans and Others
Growth Habit Creeper
Typical Height Creeper
Soils Well Drained Soils
Amount of Sun Full Sun
Amount of Water Dry Areas through to Wet Areas
Salt Tolerance Extremely Tolerant

References

NQ Dry Tropics gratefully acknowledges the contribution of the Coastal Dry Tropics Landcare Group Incorporated (CTDLI) to the development of this page's information.

Related information

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