Endemic to Florida, mostly in the peninsula from Flagler, Bradford, Alachua, and Levy counties south to Broward and Collier counties; disjunct in Gulf County in the Florida Panhandle. The typical variety is found from Volusia, Pinellas, and Pasco counties to the north in the southeatern United States, so there is some overlap.
Map of select IRC data from peninsular Florida.
Map of suggested ZIP codes from South Florida north to southern Brevard, Osceola, Polk, and Pasco counties.
Wildlife and Ecology:
Attracts bee pollinators.
Distinguished from the typical variety in having leaves usually more than 10 cm (4 inches) long and less than 4 mm (1.5 inches) wide, versus leaves usually less than 10 cm long and more than 4 mm wide. We are currently adding data for this species. If you would like to contribute to the development of this species account, please contact George Gann via the IRC staff page.