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Evolvulus sericeus Swartz var. sericeus . Silky Dwarf Morning-glory, Silver Dwarf Morning-glory. Phen: Apr-Oct. Hab: Wet flatwoods, seepages, bogs, Altamaha Grit outcrops, westwards and southwards in dry sandy or limestone habitats. Dist: Coastal Plain of ec. GA (Appling, Jeff Davis, and Coffee counties) (Bridges & Orzell 1989; Patrick, Allison, & Krakow 1995) south to s. FL; AR and LA west to AZ, south into Mexico and the Neotropics; West Indies.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Synonymy: = Harms & Wendt (2023), Ward (1968); < Evolvulus sericeus Sw. – Ar, Bah, Fl6, FNA14, K3, K4, Meso4.2, Mex, NcTx, S, Tx, WH3, WI, Harms (2014), Wilson (1960b); < Evolvulus sericeus Sw. var. discolor (Benth.) A.Gray – van Ooststroom (1934); > Evolvulus sericeus Sw. var. glaberrimus B.L.Rob.; < Evolvulus sericeus Sw. var. sericeus – K1

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FACU (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)
  • Great Plains: UPL (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)

Heliophily ?: 9

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image of plant© Alan Cressler: Evolvulus sericeus var. sericeus, Broxton Rocks Preserve, The Nature Conservancy, Coffee County, Georgia 2 by Alan Cressler source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Alan Cressler: Evolvulus sericeus var. sericeus, Brickhill, Cumberland Island, Cumberland Island National Seashore, Camden County, Georgia 1 by Alan Cressler source | Original Image ⭷

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