Southeastern United States, the West Indies, Mexico, Central America and South America.
IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status:
Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida
SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence:
SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status:
SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status:
Visit our Natives For Your Neighborhood
website for more information and images. See also a 2022 post on the Treasure Coast Natives
blog on the naming history of Iresine diffusa
and tips for distinguishing between male and female flowers.
I. paniculata, Celosia paniculata.
FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence:
FLORIDA KEYS Native Status:
IRC FLORIDA KEYS Status:
Map of select IRC data for the Florida Keys
Florida Keys History and Distribution:
Reported in 1884 by J. Cosmo Melvill for the island of Key West. Reported in 1913
by John Kunkel Small for hammocks and sand dunes from the upper Keys to the lower Keys. We consider this native from the upper Keys to the lower Keys.