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It is a red berry the size of a pea. It looks somewhat like a ladybug, with the top 2/3 red, and the bottom 1/3 black. It is also commonly known as a Rosary Pea, or a Crabs Eye. There are multiple brown leaves which hold many beans per leaf.
We found it in Tampa Florida, at Berkeley Preparatory School, on the edge of the small forest it holds. We actually found many of these plants.
Everywhere we went at Berkeley it was one of the first plants we spotted.
Spotted on Feb 5, 2015
Submitted on Feb 5, 2015