Widespread in North America and scattered in the Greater Antilles (Cuba), Mexico, Central America, South America and the Old World in both temperate and tropical regions.
Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida
IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status:
Possibly Extirpated or Extinct in the Wild
SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence:
SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status:
South Florida History and Distribution:
Ranked as possibly extirpated in Rare Plants of South Florida (Gann et al. 2002
; pp 166-167) based on three scattered collections between 1954 and 1988 from Broward, Hendry, and Martin counities. Last collected in the Chancey Bay area of Lake Okeechobee in Martin County (Bodle s.n. FLAS
). No new records are known, but we retain as possibly extirpated as plants of this could be easily overlooked.
SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status:
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