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Rivina humilis

Pigeonberry is a perennial herb about 1 foot tall that grows beneath trees and shrubs. The flowers are about 1/4 inch across, white to pink, and grow on the stems' last 2-3 inches. The fruits are numerous, red, and almost translucent, often appearing on the lower part of the stem while the upper part is still blooming. They are a choice of food for many kinds of birds. The leaves are 1-3 inches long and wavy on the edges.

Pigeonberry appeals to the eye when it blooms pale pink and bears scarlet fruit simultaneously. Prefers light shade and moist but well-drained soil. With supplemental water in summer, it may stay active.

Butterfly Host Plant: Goodson's Greenstreak (Cyanophrys goodsoni)

Height: 12"-18"
Spread: 1'-3'
Bloom: March-October
Light: Light Shade, Part Shade, Full Shade
Water: High 
Zone: 7, 8, 9, 10  
Origin: Texas

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