Pohuehue (Ipomoea pes-caprae)

Ipomoea pes-caprae, native to Kure, takes its specific epithet from the shape of the leaf, cloven like the shape of a goat’s hoof (pes is Latin for foot, caper Latin for goat). It has varying shades of purple flowers. It is less common than its congener, I. indica, and can be found in most abundance at the West Landfill.

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