General Landscape Uses:
A common weed. Not generally recommended for the garden.
Grown by enthusiasts.
West Indies, Mexico, Central America and South America; probably introduced in South Florida.
Map of select IRC data from peninsular Florida.
Open, disturbed areas.
Wildlife and Ecology:
Larval host plant for barred yellow
(Eurema daira) and gulf fritillary (Agraulis vanillae) butterflies.
May be occasionally mowed or bear light foot traffic.