Endemic to South Florida.
IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status:
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SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence:
SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status:
South Florida History and Distribution:
This is widespread in South Florida, and most common on the Miami Rock Ridge and in the Big Cypress. It grows in pinelands and prairies which have been subjected to continuous habitat loss and fragmentation outside of Everglades National Park and Big Cypress National Preserve. Using modern NatureServe criteria, we re-ranked this as Rare in South Florida in July 2018.
SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status:
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R. caroliniensis ssp. caroliniensis var. succulenta; R. hybrida, misapplied.
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 pinelands and open hammocks in the lower Keys. We consider this native and extant only on Big Pine Key in the lower Keys.