The Skyflower (Duranta erecta) is a flowering shrub in the Verbenaceae family of verbena. It is also known as the Golden Dewdrop and the Pigeon Berry.
It is native to Mexico, South America, and the Caribbean.
It grows to 6 metres (20 feet) tall, and can spread to 6 metres (20 feet) wide.
The leaves are light green and elliptical, growing to 7.5 centimetres (3 inches) long. The fruit is small, round, yellow or orange berries about 1 centimetre (less than half an inch) in diameter, containing several seeds.
The flowers are bright blue or lavender in tight clusters, and often pendulous.
The Skyflower blooms in summer.
Photographed at the Luxembourg Garden, Paris, France, July 2022.
Photographer: Martina Nicolls
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