Ipomoea pes-caprae

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    Ipomoea pes-caprae @ Hawaii Island(Big Iland)

Basic information

Flower Name
Ipomoea pes-caprae
Formal Name
Ipomoea pes-caprae
Alias
Beach Mornig Glory
Habitat
Tropical regions around the world
Morph
Perennial vine, coastal plants

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What is Ipomoea pes-caprae

Ipomoea pes-caprae (Scientific Name: Ipomoea pes-caprae) is a vining perennial in the family Convolvulaceae native to Tropical regions around the world. It is a seaside plant that expands its power like a ground cover on the beaches of tropical regions. The flowers are light purple-pink and funnel-shaped. Although it appears weak at first glance, it has cortical leaves and sturdy stems that can withstand strong winds and scorchingly hot temperatures. It is a tough plant that can withstand the constant salt water. The Hawaiian name 'pes-caprae' means 'goat's foot' in English, and the leaves of the The reason for this is its resemblance to the foot shape of a split goat. The Japanese name, Gumbai hirugao, is similarly attributed to the similarity of the leaf shape to the warriors' hats used by sumo wrestlers. After flowering, a small pod forms, with four black seeds inside.
The seeds are carried by the ocean currents to beaches around the world, where they expand their influence.

Common Name: Ipomoea pes-caprae, Scientific Name: Ipomoea pes-caprae, Also known as: beach morning glory, Pohuehue, Ipomoea pes-caprae,
Place of origin: Tropical regions of the world, environment: sandy beaches, Habitat : Southern Kyushu to Okinawa, Japan, Living type: vine perennial, grass height: 10-20 cm, Single leaf, inflorescence: alternate, leaf margin: full margin, Flowering season: May to September (locally, year round), Flower color: light purple-tinged pink, Flower shape: funnel-shaped; diameter: 4-6 cm.

Detailed information

Order
Solanales
Family
Convolvulaceae
Genus
Ipomoea
Species
I. pes-caprae
Flower type
Actinomorphic Flower
Flower array
Solitary Inflorescence
Petal shape
Infundibular
Leaf type
Elliptic
Leaf edge
Entire Fringe
Flowering place
Beach
Color
Pink
Season
MayJunJulAugSep
Height
10 ~ 20 [cm]
Diameter
4 ~ 6

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