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Floristic Inventory of the Florida Keys Database Online

Evolvulus alsinoides (L.) L. var. alsinoides
Slender dwarf morning-glory

Evolvulus alsinoides
Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer

Family: Convolvulaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Rare

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

Comments: A pantropical weed, we have previously classified this as not native to South Florida. More research indicates that this is best treated as a native component of the flora. For more images, visit Plant Systematics.

FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence: Present

FLORIDA KEYS Native Status: Native

IRC FLORIDA KEYS Status: Rare

Map of select IRC data for the Florida Keys

Florida Keys History and Distribution: Reported in 1913 by John Kunkel Small for hammocks in the lower Keys.  Although weedy, we consider this native and extant throughout the Florida Keys.

Other data on Evolvulus alsinoides var. alsinoides available from :


Evolvulus alsinoides var. alsinoides has been reported from the following 11 conservation areas in the FLORIDA KEYS :
Occurrence Native Status
Bahia Honda State Park Present Native
Crocodile Lake National Wildlife Refuge Present Native
Curry Hammock State Park Reported
Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammocks Botanical State Park Reported
Dove Creek Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
Dry Tortugas National Park Present Native
Key West National Wildlife Refuge Present Native
Little Hamaca Park Reported
Long Key State Park Possibly Extirpated Possibly Extirpated
National Key Deer Refuge Present Native
Sugarloaf Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native




Evolvulus alsinoides var. alsinoides has been reported for the following 2 habitats in THE FLORIDA KEYS :
Coastal Rock Barren
Disturbed Upland


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Evolvulus alsinoides
Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer