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Galphimia gracilis


Synonym: Thryallis glauca

Not native to Florida


This shrub, native to Mexico and Guatemala, is often found in Florida landscapes and has escaped cultivation in Dade County. Slender goldshower is also found in Puerto Rico and the VIrgin Islands.

Galphimia gracilis is a member of the Malpighiaceae - Barbados Cherry 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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