New York Metropolitan Flora

Cuphea procumbens Ortega - Creeping Waxweed

Excluded species

Non-native

By Science Staff

Not peer reviewed

Last Modified 03/09/2012

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Common Names

Creeping Waxweed

General Discussion

This species is native to Central America and has been reported escaping from cultivation along the eastern seaboard from Georgia to Massachusetts. It may eventually be found in our area, but no specimens have yet been seen.