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Ximenia americana

TALLOW WOOD

HOG PLUM

Florida native

 

Frequent in hammocks, scrub and flatwoods of peninsular Florida, also Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.
Blooms spring through fall, with 3 cm berry-like fruit turning from green to yellow when mature.

 
Ximenia americana is a member of the Olacaceae - Olax 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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