Difference between revisions of "Goat's Foot Morning Glory"

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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]] (page 44). 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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singly or in groups.
 
singly or in groups.
  
Fruit is different to the Beach Bean. It is a woody,
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Fruit is different to the [[Beach Bean]]. It is a woody,
 
globular capsule that occurs on a stalk. When ripe,
 
globular capsule that occurs on a stalk. When ripe,
 
these split open to release 4 seeds. Both the pod and
 
these split open to release 4 seeds. Both the pod and
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The Goat’s Foot Morning Glory is found on the very
 
The Goat’s Foot Morning Glory is found on the very
fore dune and helps to develop and stabilise the dune
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[[Coastal Zones#Fore Dune and Dune Crest | fore dune]] and helps to develop and stabilise the dune
 
system. Both the Beach Bean and Goat’s Foot do very
 
system. Both the Beach Bean and Goat’s Foot do very
 
well in coastal gardens as attractive creepers.
 
well in coastal gardens as attractive creepers.

Revision as of 11:31, 21 October 2008

Ipomea pes-caprae

Family : Convolvulaceae

This native Ipomea is a slender, trailing creeper similar to the Beach Bean (page 44). 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.


Quick Facts

Flowers All Year
Fruit All Year
Coastal Zone Fore Dune
Fauna Bees, Crustaceans and Others
Growth Habit Creeper
Soils Well Drained Soils
Amount of Sun Full Sun
Salt Tolerance Extremely Tolerant


References

Text contributed from Coastal Dry Tropics Landcare Group Incorporated (CTDLI)