Southeastern United States, the West Indies, Central America and South America; an introduced weed in Hawaii and elsewhere.
IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status:
Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida
SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence:
SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status:
SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status:
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S. assurgens; S. laevis, misapplied.
FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence:
FLORIDA KEYS Native Status:
Map of select IRC data for the Florida Keys
Florida Keys History and Distribution:
Not reported for the Florida Keys by John Kunkel Small in 1913. First observed in 1995 on Elliott Key by George D. Gann and Keith A. Bradley. Apparently recently established and spreading as a weed from the upper Keys to the lower Keys.