South Florida and the West Indies.
IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status:
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SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence:
SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status:
SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status:
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FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence:
FLORIDA KEYS Native Status:
IRC FLORIDA KEYS Status:
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Florida Keys History and Distribution:
Not reported for the Florida Keys by John Kunkel Small in 1913, but apparently native to pinelands and thickets in the lower Keys. Also collected in the historical pineland on North Key Largo by A.F. Bellenger in 1966 (471, FTG)
. Probably spreading as a weed in the middle Keys and lower sandy Keys. We consider this native and extant in the upper Keys (Key Largo) and lower Keys. This is almost certainly more common than it was historically, spreading along roadsides and in other disturbed areas.