Railroad Vine

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RAILROAD VINE

Ipomoea pes-caprae - Convolvulaceae, Morning Glory Family


DESCRIPTION: Low growing, mat-forming 
vine with circular leaves and 
showy flowers

Height: To 6 inches 

Flowers: Showy, large purplish-lilac colored, 3 inches long and 3 inches wide. Summer and fall.

Fruit: Woody capsule

Foliage: Evergreen, thick, leathery, circular, notched at the end, 3-1/2 inches long and 4-1/2 inches wide.

Growth rate: Fast

REQUIREMENTS:

Sun: Full sun

Soil: Loose sand

Drainage: Good to moderate

Water: Moderate

Maintenance: Unknown

Propagation: Seeds, tubers, cuttings

NATIVE HABITAT: Cameron County coastal sands.

WILDLIFE USE: Food for caterpillars of Painted Crescent butterflies. Provides nectar and pollen for insects.

COMMENTS: This morning glory vine is indeed glorious. A must in sandy areas or on beach property.


RAILROAD VINE

 

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