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Ipomoea pes-caprae, Railroad Vine or Railway Creeper

Ipomoea pes-caprae, Railroad Vine or Railway Creeper 30 – 40cm

Ipomoea pes-caprae, also known as Railroad Vine or Railway Creeper, is a trailing perennial vine that is native to tropical and subtropical regions around the world, including coastal areas of the Americas, Africa, and Asia. It is named for its ability to grow and spread rapidly, often colonizing sand dunes and other coastal areas.

The plant produces thick, fleshy leaves that are shaped like a goat’s foot, hence its Latin name “pes-caprae”. It also produces large, showy flowers that are pink or purple in color and bloom throughout the year in warm climates.

 

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Description

Railroad Vine is a popular ornamental plant for coastal gardens and landscapes, as it is drought-tolerant and can withstand salt spray and windy conditions. It is also a valuable plant for erosion control, as its extensive root system helps to stabilize sand dunes and other sandy soils.

In addition to its ornamental and ecological uses, Railroad Vine is also used in traditional medicine to treat a variety of ailments, such as coughs and fevers. The plant contains a number of bioactive compounds that have been shown to have anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and antimicrobial properties.

Overall, Railroad Vine is a versatile and attractive plant that can add beauty and value to any coastal landscape or garden. It is easy to care for and can thrive in a range of soil and light conditions, making it a great choice for both novice and experienced gardeners alike.

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