Localities documented in Tropicos sources
United States (North America)
Note: This information is based on publications available through Tropicos and may not represent the entire distribution. Tropicos does not categorize distributions as native or non-native.
- Anonymous. 1986. List-Based Rec., Soil Conserv. Serv., U.S.D.A. Database of the U.S.D.A., Beltsville. http://www.tropicos.org/Reference/1103
- Long, R. W. & O. K. Lakela. 1971. Fl. Trop. Florida i–xvii, 1–962. University of Miami Press, Coral Cables. http://www.tropicos.org/Reference/1506
- Godfrey, R. K. & J. W. Wooten. 1981. Aquatic Wetland Pl. S.E. U.S. Dicot. 933 pp. Univ. Georgia Press, Athens. http://www.tropicos.org/Reference/1711
Regularity: Regularly occurring
Global Range: South Georgia (Baker, Sumpter, Glynn and Charlton Counties; Jones and Coile 1988) and throughout Florida, westward to Mississippi and east Texas; also western Cuba (Godfrey and Wooten 1981).
Comments: Moist to wet pine savannas and flatwoods, adjacent ditches and roadsides, exposed wet sandy shores of ponds, prairies, and, in south Florida, marl prairies (Godfrey and Wooten 1981).
National NatureServe Conservation Status
Rounded National Status Rank: NNR - Unranked
NatureServe Conservation Status
Rounded Global Status Rank: G4 - Apparently Secure
Reasons: Coastal plain species found mostly in wet pinelands, prairies and swales from south Georgia and Florida to east Texas (except Louisiana). Godfrey and Wooten (1981) also report Polygala balduinii from western Cuba. Frequent in Florida, and sometimes found in disturbed habitats.