Ipomoea pes-caprae (L.) R. Br.
Railroad Vine, Bayhops
|Kingdom||Plantae||Plants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae|
|Subkingdom||Tracheobionta||Vascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients|
|Division||Magnoliophyta||Flowering plants, also known as angiosperms|
|Class||Magnoliopsida||Dicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves|
|Subclass||Asteridae||A large class that encompasses asters|
|Order||Solanales||Potatoes, eggplants, tomatoes, peppers, tobacco, petunias, sweet potatoes, morning glories, many others|
|Family||Convolvulaceae||Bindweed or morning glory family|
|Genus||Ipomoea||From Greek ips, “a worm,” and homoios, “like,” because of the twining vine|
|Species||pes-caprae||Means “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 12 Oct 2018.
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4/12/2015 · Everglades National Park, FL
≈ 6 × 6" (16 × 16 cm)
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