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Duranta erecta ‘Aurea Variegata’

 

Pigeon berry

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassAsteridaeA large class that encompasses asters
OrderLamialesAromatic herbs and shrubs, including lavender, lilac, olive, jasmine, ash, teak, snapdragon, sesame, psyllium, garden sage, mint, basil, and rosemary
FamilyVerbenaceaeVerbena (vervain) family, about 3,000 species
GenusDurantaFor Castor Durante, Italian physician and herbalist, who in the 1500s published colorful but unscientific books on botany
SpecieserectaUpright
Cultivar‘Aurea Variegata’

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Duranta erecta ‘Aurea Variegata’ description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.

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Duranta erecta (pigeon berry)

9/7/2010 · Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Boylston, MA
≈ 24 × 16" (62 × 41 cm)

Duranta erecta (pigeon berry)

9/7/2010 · Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Boylston, MA
≈ 21 × 14" (52 × 34 cm)