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Butterfly Sage (Bloodberry)

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Bloodberry also known as Butterfly Sage, Varronia globosa, is a naturalistic small shrub with coarse foliage. It produces clusters of small white blooms that is great for attracting pollinators including Cassius Blue and Mallow-Scrub Hairstreak butterflies. The flowering is followed by clusters of small bright red berries that the birds enjoy. This is a plant from south Florida, but is adaptable to gardens further north in sheltered locations. This is great plant for people wanting to attract pollinators and birds. It is listed as Endangered by the State of Florida. Besides planting it in a sheltered location, give it full to partial sun and good drainage. It is drought tolerant and will quickly grow to an irregular form unless pruned to shape.

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