Fiddleleaf morning glory, Beach morning glory
Description: Creeping vine with narrow irregularly lobed variable shaped leaves, often fiddle-shaped, rooting at nodes, vine trails across beach. Flowers white, tubular bell-shaped s with yellow centers. Leaves and flowers lie directly on the sand and extend as much as 90 ft in length Roots emerge at numerous nodes along the stem and anchor the plant to the substratum. Survival from burial depends on length of stem that leaves exposed leaves.
Habitat: Backshore near dunes, windward and leeward slopes of dunes and coastal flats
Distribution: Coastal Texas
Status: Excellent soil binder for establishing dunes. Vines colonize across back beach but beach traffic prevents plants from growing far out on beach