Eastern and central United States and the West Indies (Hispaniola).
Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida
IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status:
SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence:
SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status:
SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status:
In Palm Beach County, apparently collected only once in "Annie" in 1917 (C.V. Piper s.n. US
). For an image, visit Grasses of Palm Beach and Martin Counties
. This is the sole larval host for the Dusky roadside-skipper
(Amblyscirtes alternata), which may be extirpated in South Florida.