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Ipomoea pes-caprae (Seaside Morning Glory)(Gunbaihirugao) | People in an area recommend Kumano Kodo 100 selection

Ipomoea pes-caprae (Seaside Morning Glory)(Gunbaihirugao)


Tropical flower that has taken root in Kushimoto.

Ipomoea pes-caprae (seaside morning glory) is a perennial belonging to the family Convolvulaceae, and grows in colonies on tropical beaches. In summer, it produces magenta flowers, which resemble those of the morning glory, and the flowers bloom all day. Of all the areas along the Kumano Kodo, this is the only place where this plant grows.


Kushimoto Town
Kujinokawa, Kushimoto Town (Hashigui Beach)
Season / Time zone
Summer Autumn(August - October) / Daytime
Weather conditions
Sunny Cloudy
Frequency of appearance
According to seasons


5 minutes’ walk from the Kumano Kotsu Bus stop “Hashigui-iwa.”[橋杭岩]


Recommended spot

JR Kushimoto Station > JR Koza Station