Southern United States, the West Indies (Greater Antilles), Mexico; perhaps speading as a weed elsewhere.
Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida
SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence:
SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status:
Assumed to be Native
South Florida History and Distribution:
A weed similar to S. bahamense
. Very likely more common than records indicate. Reported by J.K. Small (1933) for Key West.
Synonyms: Aster inconspicuus