Eastern and central North America, the West Indies, Mexico, Central America and South America; now a worldwide weed.
IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status:
Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida
SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence:
SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status:
SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status:
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FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence:
FLORIDA KEYS Native Status:
IRC FLORIDA KEYS Status:
Map of select IRC data for the Florida Keys
Florida Keys History and Distribution:
Reported in 1884 by J. Cosmo Melvill for the island of Key West. Reported in 1907 by C.F. Millspaugh for the lower sandy Keys. Reported in 1913
by John Kunkel Small for hammocks and disturbed sites in the lower and lower sandy Keys. All of our records for the middle and upper Keys are relatively recent, so we consider this as native and extant in the lower Keys and lower sandy Keys and assumed introduced in the middle and upper Keys.