Silver dwarf morningglory
Evolvulus sericeus
Convolvulaceae


Landscape Uses:

Primarily recommended for natural landscapes and habitat restorations.

Ecological Restoration Notes:

A common, although usually inconspicuous, understory herb in pinelands and prairies.
Availability:
Grown by enthusiasts.
Description:
Small herbaceous wildflower with silvery leaves.
Height:
Typically 2-4 inches in height. It sprawls or spreads across the ground forming small, open patches.
Growth Rate:
Moderate.
Range:
Southern United States west to Arizona and south to the Monroe County Keys; West Indies, Mexico, Central America and South America. In the Monroe County Keys, disjunct from Miami-Dade County to the pine rocklands of Big Pine Key.
Habitats:
Pinelands and prairies.
Soils:
Moist, well-drained sandy or limestone soils, without humus.
Nutritional Requirements:
Low; it grows in nutrient poor soils.
Salt Water Tolerance:
Low; does not tolerate long-term flooding by salt or brackish water.
Salt Wind Tolerance:
Low; salt wind may burn the leaves.
Drought Tolerance:
High; does not require any supplemental water once established.
Light Requirements:
Full sun.
Flower Color:
White.
Flower Characteristics:
Semi-showy.
Flowering Season:
Spring-fall.
Fruit:
Small globose capsule with brown seeds.
Wildlife and Ecology:
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Beryn Harty, 2015
Monroe County, Florida
Roger L. Hammer
Shirley Denton