Duranta (Duranta erecta)

A popular ornamental shrub to 4m high, often cultivated as a hedge.
The flowers are blue, purple or white, grouped together on spikes 4–9cm long arising from the leaf axils.
The leaves are green, gold or variegated.

Toxicity category: 2, 3
Category 2 - Potentially toxicCategory 3 - Irritant
Warning:

Common name: Duranta

Botanical name: Duranta erecta, Duranta repens

Other common names: Golden dewdrop, Sky flower, Sheena’s gold, Aussie gold, Geisha girl

Family: Verbenaceae

General description: A popular ornamental shrub to 4m high, often cultivated as a hedge.

Flowers: The flowers are blue, purple or white, grouped together on spikes 4–9cm long arising from the leaf axils.

Leaves: The leaves are green, gold or variegated.

Fruit/Berries: The fruit are orange or yellow, about 6mm in diameter, with one hard seed in the centre.

Other: The sap is clear. Spines occur on the stems of older plants.

Symptoms: If eaten, the fruit can cause gastro-intestinal irritation, vomiting and diarrhoea.

Toxicity category: 2, 3
Category 2 - Potentially toxicCategory 3 - Irritant
Warning:

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