Southeastern United States, the West Indies, Mexico, Central America and South America.
Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida
Florida Natural Areas Inventory State Status:
IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status:
SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence:
SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status:
South Florida History and Distribution:
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 on a roadside in Collier County (Brockington 423 FLAS), and collected or observed by Jimi Sadle and colleagues in Big Cypress National Preserve, Everglades National Park, and Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge, including in native 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.
SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: