Old World tropics; widely cultivated and sometimes naturalized elsewhere.
Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida
SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence:
SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status:
Not Native, Naturalized
SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status:
Distinguished from S. hyacinthoides
in having a leaf margin green, yellow or white, versus orange-red (Franck 2012).
FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence:
FLORIDA KEYS Native Status:
Not Native, Cultivated Only
Map of select IRC data for the Florida Keys
Florida Keys History and Distribution:
Not reported for the Florida Keys by John Kunkel Small in 1913. Occasionally cultivated from the upper Keys to the lower Keys.