Goats Foot

Goats Foot


Name
Goats Foot
Latin Name
Ipomoea brasiliensis
Habitat
One of the most important early colonisers of seashore dunes. Widely distributed due to the dispersion of its seeds by ocean currents.

Description : 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.



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