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A subtropical, soft-stemmed evergreen shrub between 36 and 48 inches (90 and 120 cm) tall. (Wikipedia)
Tropical and subtropical forests of Peru, but can be found in many gardens in warm, moist climates.
The specimen is located at the Tulsa Zoo and Living Museum, Tulsa, Oklahoma. -- The ants seen in the photograph appear to be members of the genius Monomorium. (Monomorium minimum?)
Spotted on Feb 28, 2013
Submitted on May 9, 2013