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Florida is… Sea Grape (Coccoloba uvifera)

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Florida is.. Sea grapes | Coccoloba uvifera (see http://nativeflags.org/sea-grape/)

Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Polygonaceae
Genus: Coccoloba
Species: C. uvifera

 

From Wiki:

Coccoloba uvifera is a species of flowering plant in the buckwheat family, Polygonaceae, that is native to coastal beaches throughout tropical America and the Caribbean, including southern Florida, the Bahamas, the Greater and Lesser Antilles, and Bermuda. Common names include seagrape and baygrape.

In late summer, it bears green fruit, about 2 cm (0.79 in) diameter, in large, grape-like clusters.[1] The fruit gradually ripens to a purplish color. Each contains a large pit that constitutes most of the volume of the fruit.

Florida is… Sea Grape (Coccoloba uvifera)

by Xavier Cortada

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