Friday, October 23, 2015
Beach Morning Glory
Beach Morning Glory most often grows along the base of the dunes and sends long runners through the sand toward the shore. I've read that these runners can grow to a length of 75 feet! This one is pretty long, but I didn't measure it.
Some people call this plant Railroad Vine and I can see how that name is appropriate. The "tracks" it puts down grow quickly and help to stabilize the dune structure.
The pretty pinkish-purple flowers open early and close about midday. They don't last long, but they sure do make me smile!