Derivation of specific name
Regularity: Regularly occurring
Comments: Terrestrial im moist soil, often weedy in disturbed places (Lellinger 1985).
National NatureServe Conservation Status
Rounded National Status Rank: NNR - Unranked
NatureServe Conservation Status
Rounded Global Status Rank: G5 - Secure
Reasons: Widespread (in U.S., SC to FL and TX; elsewhere Greater and Lesser Antilles, Tobago, Trinidad, continental tropical America from Mexico to Bolivia, tropical Africa, Malesia. Frequent within range.
The relationship between Old World and New World varieties is unstudied.
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