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Erithalis fruticosa

Erithalis fruticosa L.


Rubiaceae (Madder family)

Synonym(s): Erithalis revoluta

USDA Symbol: ERFR4

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), PR (N), VI (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub , Tree
Leaf Arrangement: Opposite
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Fruit Type: Drupe
Size Notes: Up to about 12 feet tall.
Fruit: Shiny purple to black.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Jan , Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov , Dec


Native Habitat: Coastal hammocks, sand ridges near the ocean, roadside thickets.

Web Reference

Webref 57 - Atlas of Florida Plants (2020) Institute for Systematic Botany
Webref 81 - Natives For Your Neighborhood (2020) The Institute for Regional Conservation
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Erithalis fruticosa in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Erithalis fruticosa in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Erithalis fruticosa


Record Modified: 2021-06-29
Research By: CBR

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