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Evolvulus sericeus (Silver dwarf morning-glory)
Marcus, Joseph A.

Evolvulus sericeus

Evolvulus sericeus Sw.

Silver Dwarf Morning-glory, White Evolvulus

Convolvulaceae (Morning-Glory Family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N), PR (N), VI (N)


From the Image Gallery

28 photo(s) available in the Image Gallery

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Retention: Deciduous
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Stems prostrate to ascending, up to about 1 foot long.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Blue , Violet
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct
Bloom Notes: Usually white, occasionally pale blue to pale violet.


USA: AR , AZ , FL , GA , LA , NM , TX
Native Habitat: Widespread on sandy or silty soil across the southern half of Texas to Florida and California and south to Argentina.

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
Conditions Comments: Pretty white cup-shaped flowers grace the gray foliage of this small plant.


Conspicuous Flowers: yes

National Wetland Indicator Status

This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Fredericksburg Nature Center - Fredericksburg, TX
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center - Austin, TX
Brackenridge Field Laboratory - Austin, TX
Stengl Biological Research Station - Smithville, TX
Jacob's Well Natural Area - Wimberley, TX

Herbarium Specimen(s)

NPSOT 0596 Collected May 13, 1991 in Medina County by Harry Cliffe
NPSOT 0227 Collected June 1, 1992 in Comal County by Mary Beth White

2 specimen(s) available in the Digital Herbarium

Web Reference

Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Evolvulus sericeus in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Evolvulus sericeus in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Evolvulus sericeus


Record Modified: 2023-02-10
Research By: TWC Staff

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