Today's plant is yet another introduced species in my country and it seems very happy as we see extensive flowering and fruiting.
Here it is..
I am sure most of you would have recognised this!!!
Yess! It's Duranta erecta of the Verbenaceae family. Very very common species for hedges. The pretty purple flowers turn into bright orange fruits. It's said to be a favourite of butterflies!!
|Profuse fruiting . This is the only time I have seen the plant grow tall.|
Bonsai enthusiasts do nurture it in the Forest style and that looks beautiful as well!
Duranta goes by the common name Pigeon Berry, Golden Dew Drop or Sky Flower. But I am not really sure of origin of these names. Any ideas? ☺️
I am joining Parul in her ThursdayTreeLove bloghop. Do head over to see fantastic trees from around the world. Better still, join in!