Native to the Old World and introduced as an aquarium plant in the New World (Godfrey & Wooten, 1979); scattered in the United States, the West Indies (Puerto Rico), Central America and South America.
Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida
Category II Invasive
SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence:
SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status:
Not Native, Naturalized
SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status:
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