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DistributionWax-myrtle is most common in peninsular Florida and on the
Coastal Plain of the southeastern United States. It occurs from the
Florida Keys north to southern New Jersey, Maryland, and Delaware; west
to eastern Texas, southeast Oklahoma, and central Arkansas. Atypical
reported occurrences include Maine, Massachusetts, and New York.
Outside the United States, wax-myrtle grows in Bermuda, Cuba, the
Bahamas, Puerto Rico, and the British West Indies. It grows in Mexico,
Central America, and South America from Costa Rica to Belize [16,20,26].