- Goats Foot
- Latin Name
- Ipomoea brasiliensis
- One of the most important early colonisers of seashore dunes. Widely distributed due to the dispersion of its seeds by ocean currents.
A sprawling creeper, long runners bear pairs of bilobed leaves (resembling a goat's cloven hoof). Flowers trumpet-shaped, bright purple. Size: Leaves 60 mm long; stems many metres long. Similar Species: Canavalia rosea (northern Natal to Mozambique), a creeping dunecoloniser with trilobed leaves; has small purple flowers resembling those of a pea plant.