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Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam.
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Ipomoea batatas
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Family: Convolvulaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Vine

Perennation: Perennial

Map of Florida Locations

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

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Ipomoea batatas has been found in the following 8 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Alice C. Wainwright Park Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Big Cypress National Preserve Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Biscayne National Park Presumed Extirpated Not Native, Cultivated Only
Dry Tortugas National Park Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Frog Pond/L-31 N Transition Lands Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Hugh Taylor Birch State Park Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
National Key Deer Refuge Possibly Extirpated Not Native, Naturalized
Sewell Park Present Not Native, Cultivated Only

Ipomoea batatas has been found in the following 2 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Miami-Dade County Not Native, Cultivated Only
Monroe County (Keys) Not Native, Cultivated Only

Ipomoea batatas has been found in the following habitat :
Disturbed Upland

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Ipomoea batatas
Copyright by: Forest & Kim Starr
Ipomoea batatas
Copyright by: Forest & Kim Starr
Ipomoea batatas
Copyright by: Forest & Kim Starr