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Floristic Inventory of the Florida Keys Database Online

Ipomoea sagittata Poir.
Everglades morningglory

Ipomoea sagittata
Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer

Family: Convolvulaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Vine

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Southeastern United States, the West Indies (Bahamas, Greater Antilles), southern Mexico, Central America and the Old World.

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Secure

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SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

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FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence: Present

FLORIDA KEYS Native Status: Native

IRC FLORIDA KEYS Status: Critically Imperiled

Map of select IRC data for the Florida Keys

Florida Keys History and Distribution: Reported in 1884 by J. Cosmo Melvill for the island of Key West.  Reported in 1913 by John Kunkel Small for pinelands and hammocks in the lower Keys.  Also present on Key Largo, where first reported by Karen Achor in 1982 (Weiner, 1980 as amended).  We consider this native and extant in the upper Keys (Key Largo) and lower Keys.

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Ipomoea sagittata has been reported from the following 4 conservation areas in the FLORIDA KEYS :
Occurrence Native Status
Curry Hammock State Park Reported
Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammocks Botanical State Park Present Native
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Present Native
National Key Deer Refuge Present Native




Ipomoea sagittata has been reported for the following 3 habitats in THE FLORIDA KEYS :
Disturbed Wetland
Pine Rockland
Tidal Marsh


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Ipomoea sagittata
Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer

Ipomoea sagittata
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Ipomoea sagittata
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Ipomoea sagittata
Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Ipomoea sagittata
Copyright by: Shirley Denton