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Beach Naupaka

Scaevola taccada


Native to southeastern Asia, eastern Africa, Australia and the Pacific Islands, including Hawaii. Introduced to beaches and dunes in Florida.


Often mistaken for the very similar native and threatened Inkberry (Scaevola plumieri). The fruit color are a sure give away. This plant has white berries, and its foliage is much more showy. The flowers however are very similar, both being a quite unusual looking "half" flower. See reference page for more detail. And see a spotting of Inkberry here:

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Miami Beach, Florida, USA

Spotted on Oct 11, 2014
Submitted on Oct 12, 2014

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