Did you know that the leaves and fruits of the ornamental plant Duranta erecta are poisonous to people and domestic animals and are reported to have caused numerous
Duranta - Duranta erecta
Duranta erecta is a species of flowering shrub in the verbena family Verbenaceae, native from Mexico to South America and the
Caribbean. It is widely cultivated as an ornamental plant in tropical and subtropical gardens throughout the
world, and has become naturalized in many places. It is considered an invasive species in
Australia, China, South Africa and on several Pacific Islands. Common names include golden
dewdrop, pigeon berry, and skyflower. In Mexico, the native Nahuatl name for the plant is
xcambocoche. In Tonga it is known as mavaetangi (tears of departure).