A herbaceous perennial, Silver Dwarf Morning Glory, Evolvulus sericeus, is found in wet flatwoods, seepage slopes, bogs, and wet prairies in most of the Counties in the Florida peninsula. A tiny plant that leans on other plants is about 12” in total height when held erect. Long and narrow lanceolate leaves are ¼” to 1” in length and 1/8” in diameter. They are arranged in an alternate order on a solitary main stem. The lower side of the leaf has silky, silver hairs. The upper side is green and hairless.
A single cup shaped flower grows from a leaf axil at the top of the main stem. Five white to lavender petals make up the bloom. Five male stamens with white pollen carrying anthers and a single female style project out of a deep green colored throat. Flowers bloom in the spring and summer.
Silver Dwarf is a member of the Convolvulaceae or Morning Glory family. There are five native species in the genus Evolvulus in Florida. The specimen in the picture was found in a wet prairie along Daniels Parkway.