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Ipomoea pes-caprae (L.) R. Br. subsp. brasiliensis
(L.) Van Ooststr.
Railroad vine, Bayhops

Ipomoea pes-caprae
Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer

Family: Convolvulaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Vine

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Southeastern United States, the West Indies, Mexico, Central America and South America.

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Secure

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

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Other data on Ipomoea pes-caprae subsp. brasiliensis available from :

Ipomoea pes-caprae subsp. brasiliensis has been found in the following 65 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Alice C. Wainwright Park Present Native
Atlantic Dunes Park Present Native
Attwood Addition, Indian Key Historic State Park Present Native
Bahia Honda State Park Present Native
Barefoot Beach Preserve Present Native
Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park Present Native
Biscayne National Park Present Native
Black Point Park and Marina Present Native
Blowing Rocks Preserve Present Native
Cape Romano - Ten Thousand Islands Aquatic Preserve Present Native
Cayo Costa State Park Present Native
Cedar Point Environmental Park Present Native
Chapman Field Park Present Native
Crandon Park Present Native
Crocodile Lake National Wildlife Refuge Present Native
Curry Hammock State Park Present Native
Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammocks Botanical State Park Present Native
Deering Estate at Cutler Present Native
Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park Present Native
Delray Beach Municipal Beach Present Native
Don Pedro Island State Park Present Native
Dr. Von D. Mizell-Eula Johnson State Park Present Native
Dry Tortugas National Park Present Native
Everglades National Park Present Native
Fred C. Babcock-Cecil M. Webb Wildlife Management Area Present Native
Gasparilla Island State Park Present Native
Great White Heron National Wildlife Refuge Present Native
Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge Present Native
Hollywood North Beach Regional Park Present Native
Homestead Bayfront Park Present Native
Hugh Taylor Birch State Park Present Native
J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge Present Native
John D. MacArthur Beach State Park Present Native
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Present Native
Juno Dunes Natural Area Present Native
Jupiter Ridge Natural Area Present Native
Key West National Wildlife Refuge Present Native
Little Hamaca Park Present Native
Loggerhead Park Present Native
Long Key State Park Present Native
Lovers Key State Park Present Native
Mangrove Preserve Present Native
Matheson Hammock Park Present Native
Muscara Present Native
National Key Deer Refuge Present Native
Ocean Ridge Hammock Park Present Native
Oleta River State Park Present Native
Peck Lake Park Possibly Extirpated Possibly Extirpated
R. Hardy Matheson Preserve Present Native
Radnor Beach Park Present Native
Red Reef Park Present Native
Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve Present Native
Snake Creek Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
South Beach Park Present Native
St. Lucie Inlet Preserve State Park Present Native
Stump Pass Beach State Park Present Native
Sugarloaf Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge Present Native
The Barnacle State Historic Park Present Native
Tigertail Beach County Park Present Native
Twin Rivers Present Native
Vanderbilt Beach County Park Present Native
Virginia Key Beach Park and Marine Stadium Present Native
West Lake Park/Anne Kolb Nature Center Present Native
Yamato Scrub Natural Area Present Native

Ipomoea pes-caprae subsp. brasiliensis has been found in the following 9 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Broward County Native
Charlotte County Native
Collier County Native
Lee County Native
Martin County Native
Miami-Dade County Native
Monroe County (Keys) Native
Monroe County (Mainland) Native
Palm Beach County Native

Ipomoea pes-caprae subsp. brasiliensis has been found in the following 4 habitats :
Beach Dune
Coastal Strand
Disturbed Upland
Scrubby Flatwoods

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Ipomoea pes-caprae
Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer
Ipomoea pes-caprae
Copyright by: Susan Trammell
Ipomoea pes-caprae
Copyright by: Susan Trammell
Ipomoea pes-caprae
Copyright by: Susan Trammell
Ipomoea pes-caprae
Copyright by: Shirley Denton
Ipomoea pes-caprae
Copyright by: Shirley Denton