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Ipomoea pes-caprae (L.) R. Br.

Railroad vine, bayhops

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassAsteridaeA large class that encompasses asters
OrderSolanalesPotatoes, eggplants, tomatoes, peppers, tobacco, petunias, sweet potatoes, morning glories, many others
FamilyConvolvulaceaeBindweed or morning glory family
GenusIpomoeaFrom Greek ips, “a worm,” and homoios, “like,” because of the twining vine
Speciespes-capraeMeans “foot of the goat,” alluding to the shape of the leaflet

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Ipomoea pes-caprae description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.

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Ipomoea pes-caprae (railroad vine, bayhops)

4/12/2015 · Shark Valley, Everglades National Park, Florida · ≈ 10 × 7″ (25 × 16 cm)


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