South Florida and the northern Bahamas.
Florida Natural Areas Inventory State Status:
IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status:
Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida
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.
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 1913
by John Kunkel Small for pinelands and sandy places in the lower Keys. We consider this native and extant only on Big Pine Key in the lower Keys.