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stamp: Ipomoea pes-caprae 2010

Date of issue: 15 September 2010
Designer: Jo McAlpine
Australia Post Design Studio

Printer: McKellar Renown


Plant: Ipomoea pes-caprae

Family: CONVOLVULACEAE

Vigorous, prostrate trailer with long trailing stems. The large, smooth, almost round leaves are prominently notched at the tip. The mauve-purple funnel-shaped flowers are about 7 cm in diameter. Distribution: sandy beaches of NSW, Qld, NT, WA.

Propagation From seed.

Cultivation Has rarely been tried in other than sandy, sunny positions. Very frost tender. Useful in sand-dune stabilisation work.



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