Ipomoea pes-caprae - Convolvulaceae, Morning Glory Family
DESCRIPTION: Low growing, mat-forming
vine with circular leaves and
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
Sun: Full sun
Soil: Loose sand
Drainage: Good to moderate
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.