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Golden Dewdrop, Pigeon berry, Skyflower or Aussie Gold
Verbenaceae
Duranta erecta


heidbenati
heidbenati
Flower Petal # 5
Main Color    
Color 2    

Verbenaceae Family

Duranta Genus

Location

Brazil - Hopi Hari

Physical Description
Golden Dewdrop is a sprawling shrub or (infrequently) a small tree. It can grow to 18 feet (5.5 m) tall and can spread to an equal width. Mature specimens possess axillary thorns, which are often absent on younger specimens. Leaves are light green, elliptic to ovate, opposite, and grow up to 3 inches (8 cm) long. Showy light-blue or lavender flowers are in tight clusters located on terminal and axillary stems, blooming almost all year long. The fruits are small yellow berries (from which the name is derived), approximately one half inch (1 cm) in diameter. The leaves and berries of the plant are toxic, and are confirmed to have killed children, dogs and cats. However, songbirds eat the fruit without ill effects.

Lavender, Purple, Blue Colors.




Golden Dewdrop, Pigeon berry, Skyflower or Aussie Gold , Duranta erecta - YouTube.com

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Verbenaceae
Lamiales
Lamiales
Tounge Order (Mints)
Euasterids I
Euasterids I
Real Stars Group One
Asteridae
Asteridae
Class of Stars (Daisies)
Core Eudicots
Core Eudicots
Main, Real, Two First-Leaves (Dicots)
Eudicots
Eudicots
Real, Two First-Leaves (Dicots)
Mesangiospermae
Mesangiospermae
Half Capsule Seed Division
Magnoliophyta
Magnoliophyta
Magnolia Division
Spermatophytes
Spermatophytes
Seed Plants
Euphyllophytina
Real Land Plants
Polysporangiates
Multiple Spore Sub-Kingdom
Stomatophytes
Stomatophytes
Air Pores Sub-Kingdom
Embryophytes
Embryophytes
Multicellular Land Plants
Streptobionta
Streptobionta
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Plantae
Plantae
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Eukaryota
Eukaryota
Cells with a Nucleus


General Information

Duranta erecta is a shrub of the Verbenaceae family, commonly cultivated as an ornamental plant in tropical and semi-tropical gardens. Originally native to Central and South America and the Caribbean, it is widely naturalized throughout the tropics and has become an invasive species in Australia, China, South Africa and on several Pacific Islands.

Golden Dewdrop is native to the Americas, from Mexico and the West Indies south to Argentina in South America. There is some debate about whether the plant is native to Florida or an introduced species. In its natural state, it commonly grows in rocky or sandy coastal areas with full sun, or moister, disturbed sites inland. Prior to maturity, the plant will grow at a rate of half a meter per year.


Violeteira, duranta, fruta-de-jacu, durância



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Unknown Small Blue/White Flower
Unknown Small Blue/White Flower - October 12, 2009



Unknown Small Blue/White Flower
Unknown Small Blue/White Flower - October 12, 2009



Unknown Small Blue/White Flower
Unknown Small Blue/White Flower - October 12, 2009

Comment: Golden Dewdrop, Pigeon berry, Skyflower or Aussie Gold , Duranta erecta

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alexk768

wyweuwwr September 03, 2010
Very nice site!
gardengeek
gardengeek
October 12, 2009
I would guess that it is a member of the Rose family.

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