Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Leea Rubra

Leea rubra
Common name: Red Tree-vine
Family: Leeaceae

It is neither a tree nor a vine! It is actually a shrub that can grow to about 2m in height, it has purplish-red stems, flowers and fruits. It also produces flushes of bright green young leaves with reddish margins.  
Flowers red, disc white,  flowers are visited by a variety of potential insect pollinators, including flies, wasps, bees, butterflies, and beetles.

Updated 18 Apr 2015

1 comment:

Rambling Woods said...

I wonder if anything eats the berries....Michelle