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Simple white hedge flowers with sharp thorns/spines, waxy leaves, and red or pinkish ovalish fruit that you can eat (make sure it’s fully ripe first!). This is a beautiful evergreen plant originally from S. Africa. They bloom throughout fall, but really shine during the spring. They are a relative of a poisonous plant and it’s leaves and stems should never be eaten.
These were grown as decoration and served as a little shelter for other creatures like big red ants (I don’t know exactly what type of ant it is), night-flying insects, small beetles, and other little creatures.
I think these are the ones you put in your hair if you’re a tourist in Hawaii.