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Plant Countdown to Members' Day Plant Sale - Day 6

Wed, Sep 15, 2010 at 06:40:58 AM

Nashia inaguensis, commonly called Moujean tea, is a shrub to 8 feet tall native to the Bahamas.  It is much branched, with tiny leaves that are aromatic when crushed.  The young stems are red, becoming gray-brown.  The tiny, fragrant white flowers are followed by small orange fruits nestled among the glossy leaves.  We have found that the Atala butterflies and many others find Moujean tea hard to resist when in bloom. Grow in full sun.  It is very drought tolerant once established.  (May be seen in plots 102, 164 and butterfly garden.)

 Remember, all the plants mentioned in the Plant Countdown to Members' Day will be available at the Members' Day Plant Sale on Saturday October 2, from 9:00 am  to 1:00 pm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Atala butterfly nectaring on Nashia inaguensis flowers


 

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