Colin Mills, compiler of the Hortus Camdenensis, died in late November 2012 after a short illness. As he always considered the Hortus his legacy, it is his family's intention to keep the site running in perpetuity. It will not, however, be updated in the near future.

Ipomoea pes-caprae (L.) R.Br. subsp. brasiliensis (L.) Ootstr.

Vigorous, prostrate trailing plant with emarginate or two-lobed leaves and mauve-purple flowers.  [FNSW, Wrigley, Beadle].

Horticultural & Botanical History

No additional data

History at Camden Park

Listed in all published catalogues [H.119/1843].  Occurs on the beaches of Port Hacking and Broken Bay in the Sydney region and could have been locally obtained.  Macarthur often referred to unidentified indigenous plants in this way but usually included a location with the name.


Published Oct 04, 2009 - 04:55 PM | Last updated Jul 16, 2010 - 03:46 PM

Family Convolvulaceae
Region of origin

Tropical and sub-tropical coasts, including eastern Australia

  • Ipomoea brasiliensis (L.) G.Mey.
  • Convolvulus brasiliensis L.
  • Convolvulus pes-caprae L. 
Common Name
Name in the Camden Park Record

Ipomoea species 

Confidence level low