Or what passes for snow here in southwest Florida --
It's actually a native of South American countries and is considered an invasive species here. Homeowners and HOAs abhor it because it spreads rapidly and is hard to get rid of. Mowing spreads the seeds and it has to be pulled up by hand and then the lawn resod.
I would like to point out that the lush green grass lawns of northern states are not native to Florida either and that they take constant vigilance and heavy handed use of obnoxious chemicals to maintain. I prefer these weeds on the whole.