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Ipomoea alba L.
Common moonflowers, Moonflowers

Ipomoea alba
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley

Family: Convolvulaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Vine

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Southeastern United States, the West Indies, Mexico, Central America, South America and the Old World.

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Secure

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

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Synonyms: I. bonanox.

Other data on Ipomoea alba available from :

Ipomoea alba has been found in the following 95 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge Present Native
Bahia Honda State Park Present Native
Big and Little George Hammocks Present Native
Big Cypress National Preserve Present Native
Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park Present Native
Biscayne National Park Present Native
Black Point Park and Marina Present Native
Blazingstar Preserve Present Native
Blowing Rocks Preserve Present Native
Blue Heron Hammock, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
Bocilla Preserve Present Native
Bonair Beach Parcel, Martin County Present Native
Caloosahatchee Creeks Preserve Present Native
Camp Owaissa Bauer Present Native
Cape Romano - Ten Thousand Islands Aquatic Preserve Present Native
Castellow Hammock parcel 31 Present Native
Castellow Hammock Park Present Native
Cayo Costa State Park Present Native
Cedar Point Environmental Park Present Native
Chapman Field Park Present Native
Coconut Creek Maple Swamp Natural Area Present Native
Collier-Seminole State Park Present Native
Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary Present Native
Crandon Park Present Native
Crocodile Lake National Wildlife Refuge Present Native
Curry Hammock State Park Present Native
Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammocks Botanical State Park Present Native
Deering Estate at Cutler Present Native
Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park Present Native
Don Pedro Island State Park Present Native
Doris Davis Forman Wilderness Preserve Natural Area Present Native
Dr. Von D. Mizell-Eula Johnson State Park Present Native
Dry Tortugas National Park Present Native
Dupuis Reserve Present Native
Enchanted Forest Park Present Native
Everglades and Francis S. Taylor Wildlife Management Area Present Native
Everglades National Park Present Native
Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park Present Native
Fern Forest Nature Center Present Native
Fisheating Creek Wildlife Management Area Present Native
Frog Pond/L-31 N Transition Lands Present Native
Fuchs Hammock Preserve Present Native
Gasparilla Island State Park Present Native
Greynolds Park Present Native
Halpatiokee Regional Park Present Native
Harden Hammock Present Native
Hattie Bauer Hammock Present Native
Highland Oaks Park Present Native
Hillsboro Pineland Natural Area Present Native
Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge Present Native
Hugh Taylor Birch State Park Present Native
J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge Present Native
J.W. Corbett Wildlife Management Area Present Native
John D. MacArthur Beach State Park Present Native
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Present Native
Jonathan Dickinson State Park Present Native
Juno Dunes Natural Area Present Native
Kendall Indian Hammocks Park Present Native
Kendalwood Present Native
Key West National Wildlife Refuge Possibly Extirpated Possibly Extirpated
Lake Okeechobee Ridge Present Native
Larry and Penny Thompson Park Present Native
Lignumvitae Key Botanical State Park Present Native
Lignumvitae Key Botanical State Park, Klopp Tract Present Native
Little Hamaca Park Reported
Long Key Natural Area & Nature Center Present Native
Long Key State Park Present Native
Loveland Hammock Present Native
Ludlam Pineland Present Native
Matanzas Pass Preserve Present Native
Matheson Hammock Park Present Native
Milton E. Thompson Park Present Native
National Key Deer Refuge Possibly Extirpated Possibly Extirpated
Navy Wells Pineland #23 Present Native
Ocean Ridge Hammock Park Present Native
Oleta River State Park Present Native
Pal-Mar Natural Area Present Native
Peck Lake Park Present Native
Pine Island Ridge Natural Area Present Native
Porter-Russell Pineland Present Native
Red Reef Park Present Native
Rock Pit #34 Present Native
Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve Present Native
Rotenberger Wildlife Management Area Present Native
Seabranch Preserve State Park Present Native
Secret Woods Nature Center Present Native
Simpson Park Present Native
Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve Present Native
St. Lucie Inlet Preserve State Park Present Native
Stump Pass Beach State Park Present Native
Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge Present Native
Tree Tops Park Present Native
Warbler Wetland Natural Area Present Native
West Biscayne Pineland Present Native
Windley Key Fossil Reef Geological State Park Assumed to be Present Native

Ipomoea alba has been found in the following 9 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Broward County Native
Collier County Native
Hendry County Native
Lee County Native
Martin County Native
Miami-Dade County Native
Monroe County (Keys) Native
Monroe County (Mainland) Native
Palm Beach County Native

Ipomoea alba has been found in the following 10 habitats :
Bayhead
Coastal Berm
Coastal Strand
Disturbed Upland
Disturbed Wetland
Maritime Hammock
Mesic Hammock
Prairie Hammock
Rockland Hammock
Shell Mound

All Images:

Ipomoea alba
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley
Ipomoea alba
Copyright by: Magha García Medina, 2015;Agrandar.
Ipomoea alba
Copyright by: Magha García Medina, 2015; Agrandar.
Ipomoea alba
Copyright by: James Johnson, 2014
In habitat, Everglades National Park, Florida
Ipomoea alba
Copyright by: George D. Gann
In habitat, Tree Tops Park
Ipomoea alba
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley
Ipomoea alba
Copyright by: Shirley Denton
Ipomoea alba
Copyright by: Shirley Denton
Ipomoea alba
Copyright by: Shirley Denton
Ipomoea alba
Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer