Widespread in North America, the West Indies, Mexico and probably Central America; a naturalized weed elsewhere.
IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status:
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SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence:
SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status:
SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status:
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P. ciliatifolium, P. epile.
FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence:
FLORIDA KEYS Native Status:
IRC FLORIDA KEYS Status:
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Florida Keys History and Distribution:
Reported in 1913
by John Kunkel Small for hammocks in the upper Keys and Key West. Although weedy, we consider this native and extant throughout the Florida Keys. This is almost certainly more common than it was historically, spreading along roadsides and in other disturbed areas.