South Florida and the northern Bahamas.
Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida
Florida Natural Areas Inventory State Status:
IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status:
SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence:
SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status:
South Florida History and Distribution:
This native herb is currently known in South Florida only from pine rocklands on the Miami Rock Ridge and the lower Florida Keys. Using modern NatureServe criteria, we re-ranked this as Imperiled in South Florida in April 2020.
SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status:
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Hedyotis nigricans var. floridana; Houstonia filifolia, misapplied.