Eastern peninsular Florida and southeastern Georgia; doubtfully native to the Monroe County Keys.
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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blog on why sunflowers bend.
FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence:
FLORIDA KEYS Native Status:
Map of select IRC data for the Florida Keys
Florida Keys History and Distribution:
Reported in 1913
by John Kunkel Small for pinelands and sand dunes from the upper Keys to the lower Keys, but there are no other historical reports or herbarium specimens to support this. The few known populations appear to be spreading or persisting from cultivated plants.