Southeastern United States, the West Indies, Mexico, Central America and South America.
Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida
IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status:
SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence:
SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status:
SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status:
Up to the time that Rare Plants of South Florida was published (Gann, Bradley & Woodmansee 2002), P. cordata had been recorded for South Florida only once, as a weed in urbanized Miami-Dade County (Avery 891 USF, collected in 1971). Subsequently, it was collected as a weed in Collier County and at several locations by Jimi Sadle in Big Cypress National Preserve and Everglades National Park, both as a weed and in relatively undisturbed natural habitats. It appears to be an ephemeral and rare native component of our flora. See also, IRC’s report Vascular plant species of management concern in Everglades National Park
(Gann 2015), page 186.