NatureServe Conservation Status
Rounded Global Status Rank: G4 - Apparently Secure
Reasons: Found in the Greater Antilles, including Jamaica, Puerto Rico, and Grand Cayman; Antigua in the Lesser Antilles; South America to Brazil, including Guyana, but not French Guiana or Surinam. In Jamaica, rather local, more frequent in the western parishes on open slopes, swamp margins, and roadsides, sea level to 1400 ft (427m). In Antigua, found on open grasslands at low elevations. Believed to be exotic in the US (Kartesz 1993).