Southern United States, the West Indies, Mexico, Central America and South America; naturalized elsewhere.
IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status:
Map of South Florida Locations
SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence:
SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status:
SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status:
For more images, click on the USDA PLANTS and Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants links below.
FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence:
FLORIDA KEYS Native Status:
IRC FLORIDA KEYS Status:
Map of Florida Keys Locations
Florida Keys History and Distribution:
Reported in 1913
by John Kunkel Small for hammocks, pinelands and disturbed areas from the upper Keys to the lower Keys. Not observed in the lower sandy Keys until 1980 (Reimus & Robertson, 1997). Although weedy, we consider this native and extant throughout the Florida Keys.