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Licania michauxii

GOPHER APPLE

Florida native

 

A low growing shrub to one foot tall found in the southeastern coastal states from Louisiana to South Carolina and most of Florida. The terminal panicles of small five-petaled white flowers appear in spring and summer. The edible, though nearly tasteless fruit is a favorite food of the gopher tortoise.

 
Licania michauxii is a member of the Chrysobalanaceae - Cocoa-plum family.
 

Native Florida Plants

  Robert G. Haehle; Joan Brookwell
 Low Maintenance Landscaping and Gardening

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Native Florida Plants
Native landscapes are easier to maintain, use less water and thrive without chemical pesticides and fertilizers. Native Florida Plants describes every type of regional flora—-from seaside foliage and wildflowers to grassy meadows, shrubs, vines, and aquatic gardens—-in 301 profiles and accompanying color photographs.


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