Flora of the Southeastern United States
2022 Edition


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Ipomoea brasiliensis (Linnaeus) Sweet. Railroad Vine, Goat’s-foot, Bay Hops, Bay Winders. Phen: Jan-Dec. Hab: Ocean beaches, dunes. Dist: E. NC (Carteret County), SC (Beaufort, Horry, Charleston, Colleton, and Georgetown counties), south to s. FL, west to TX, and widespread on tropical and subtropical shores of the New World (se. United States, West Indies, Pacific and Atlantic coasts of Central America and South America), and Old World (Atlantic and Indian Ocean coasts of Africa).

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Syn: = Ipomoea pes-caprae ssp. brasiliensis – Fl6, K1, K4, WH3, Wood et al (2020a); = Ipomoea pes-caprae var. emarginata – Tx; < Ipomoea pes-caprae – Bah, GW2, Meso4.2, Pa, S, WI

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