Natives For Your Neighborhood is a labor of love and commitment. If you use this website, help us maintain and grow it with your tax-deductible donation.


Please scroll to the bottom for more images.
Silver dwarf morningglory
Evolvulus sericeus

Copyright by: Shirley Denton

General Landscape Uses: Primarily recommended for natural landscapes and habitat restorations.

Ecological Restoration Notes: A common, although usually inconspicuous, understory herb in pinelands and prairies.

Availability: Grown by enthusiasts.

Description: Small herbaceous wildflower with silvery leaves.

Dimensions: Typically 2-4 inches in height. It sprawls or spreads across the ground forming small, open patches.

Growth Rate: Moderate.

Range: Southern United States west to Arizona and south to the Monroe County Keys; West Indies, Mexico, Central America and South America. In the Monroe County Keys, disjunct from Miami-Dade County to the pine rocklands of Big Pine Key.

Map of select IRC data from peninsular Florida.

Habitats: Pinelands and prairies.

Soils: Moist, well-drained sandy or limestone soils, without humus.

Nutritional Requirements: Low; it grows in nutrient poor soils.

Salt Water Tolerance: Low; does not tolerate long-term flooding by salt or brackish water.

Salt Wind Tolerance: Low; salt wind may burn the leaves.

Drought Tolerance: High; does not require any supplemental water once established.

Light Requirements: Full sun.

Flower Color: White.

Flower Characteristics: Semi-showy.

Flowering Season: Spring-fall.

Fruit: Small globose capsule with brown seeds.

Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer

Copyright by: Beryn Harty, 2015
Monroe County, Florida

Other data on Evolvulus sericeus available from:

Resources Links:
Find Native Plants!

Acknowledgements and past sponsors
Become a sponsor!

Emergent Sponsors:

Canopy Sponsors:
Herbaceous Sponsors: