Come! Ms. Dunlap will give two talks at the CNPS Conservation Conference Feb. 1-3 in LA!

One regarding a database of 3,700 nectar plants (& how to collect images to benefit pollinators), and the other regarding
a prototypical key incorporating a novel plant identification system that produced an order of magnitude improvement.

conference.cnps.org

Duranta erecta ‘Sapphire’

Family: Verbenaceae

Common names: GOLDEN DEWDROP, PIGEON BERRY, SKY FLOWER

Synonym: Durantha repens saphire

Native to: Tropical America

Plant

Type: shrub

Forms: clumping, erect

Leaves evergreen

Max heights: 18 feet, 19.6 feet

Max widths: 18 feet, 19.6 feet

Flower

blue/green, magenta/purple, violet, white/off white

Leaf

green

Horticulture

Attracts wildlife: adult butterfly, specific butterfly species

Plant features: evergreen

Exposure: part shade, sun

Propagates by: seed

flowers in summer

Soil type: wide range

USDA Zones: zone 9 to +20 f, zone 10 to +30 f, zone 11 to +40 f, zone 12 above +40 f

Temp. range: +20 to above +40 °F

Water: regular

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