General Landscape Uses:
A weedy native. Not recommended for the garden.
Southern United States west to Texas and south to the Monroe County Keys; West Indies, Mexico, Central America and South America.
Map of select IRC data from peninsular Florida.
Wildlife and Ecology: Larval host plant
for gray hairstreak
(Strymon melinus) and tropical checkered skipper (Pyrgus oileus) butterflies. Nectar plant for barred yellow
(Eurema daira), gulf fritillary
(Agraulis vanillae), Palatka skipper (Euphyes pilatka), tropical checkered skipper and other butterflies.
For more information, visit our Floristic Inventory of South Florida Database Online