Peninsular Florida, the West Indies, Mexico, Central America and South America.
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 1913
by John Kunkel Small for pinelands in the lower Keys, but his observations would have included S. calcicola, which he described in 1933. Although weedy, we consider this native and extant throughout the Florida Keys. This is probably much more common than it was historically, spreading along roadsides and in other disturbed areas.