Peninsular Florida, the West Indies, Mexico, Central America, South America and the Old World tropics. In peninsular Florida, rare along the east coast to St. Johns County, and then apparently disjunct from Sarasota to Hillsborough on the west coast. Plants from Pinellas and Hernando County are also likely this taxon, although plants in Hernando County represent a distinct form with long, narrow leaves (= f. schiedeana
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website. Populations in the Florida Keys are D. elaeagnoides, those along the east coast are mostly D. viscosa var. viscosa, while the most widespread taxon is D. viscosa var. angustifolia, which is found near the coast in Martin County, in the interior, and along the southwestern coast.
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Florida Keys History and Distribution:
Not reported for the Florida Keys by John Kunkel Small in 1913. Known as native only from one small station on Sands Key in the upper Keys, where extant and assumed native. Cutivated and naturalizing elsewhere in the Florida Keys.