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Merremia tuberosa (L.) Rendle
Spanish arborvine, Yellow morningglory

Merremia tuberosa
Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer

Family: Convolvulaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Vine

Perennation: Perennial

Map of Florida Locations

FLEPPC Status: Category II Invasive

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

Other data on Merremia tuberosa available from :

Merremia tuberosa has been found in the following 14 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Camp Owaissa Bauer Present Not Native, Naturalized
Castellow Hammock parcel 33 Present Not Native, Naturalized
Castellow Hammock Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Chapman Field Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Frog Pond/L-31 N Transition Lands Present Not Native, Naturalized
Hattie Bauer Hammock Present Not Native, Naturalized
Highlands Scrub Natural Area Present Not Native, Naturalized
Ingram Pineland Present Not Native, Naturalized
Luis Martinez United States Army Reserve Station, Richmond Pine Rocklands Present Not Native, Naturalized
Medlock Pineland Present Not Native, Naturalized
Navy Wells Pineland Preserve Present Not Native, Naturalized
Rock Pit #39 Present Not Native, Naturalized
Simpson Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
West Biscayne Pineland Present Not Native, Naturalized

Merremia tuberosa has been found in the following 3 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Broward County Not Native, Naturalized
Miami-Dade County Not Native, Naturalized
Monroe County (Keys) Not Native, Naturalized

Merremia tuberosa has been found in the following 3 habitats :
Disturbed Upland
Marl Prairie
Rockland Hammock

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Merremia tuberosa
Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer
Merremia tuberosa
Copyright by: Keith J. Buttry, 2015
Naturalized plants at Simpson Park, Miami, Floirda