Ipomoea pes-caprae

Ipomoea pes-caprae

  • Ipomoea pes-caprae
  • Ipomoea pes-caprae
  • Flower name
    Ipomoea pes-caprae
  • Scientific name
    Ipomoea pes-caprae
  • Aliasビーチ・モーニング・グロリー, 軍配昼顔, Beach Mornig Glory
  • Place of originTropical regions around the world
  • Place of floweringSeashore
  • Flowering seasonMay, June, July, August, September

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.


  • Eye
    Solanales
  • Family
    Convolvulaceae
  • Genus
    Ipomoea
  • Species
    I. pes-caprae
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Monopetal inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    Funnel/trumpet shaped
  • Leaf type
    Oval
  • Edge of the leaf
    All edges
  • Life typePerennial vine, coastal plants
  • Flower colorsPink
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height10.0 ~ 20.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower4.0 ~ 6.0 cm

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