Southern and central United States, the West Indies, Mexico, Central America, South America and the Old World tropics.
IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status:
Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida
SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence:
SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status:
SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status:
For more images, click on the Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants link below.
FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence:
FLORIDA KEYS Native Status:
Assumed to be Native
Map of select IRC data for the Florida Keys
Florida Keys History and Distribution:
Reported in 1913
by John Kunkel Small for disturbed sites and dry sandy places in Key West, as a native of tropical America. We consider this assumed native to the Florida Keys, but only as an ephemeral weed of disturbed sites.