Bahamas Berry, Pineapple Verbena
Cultivated as annual
E. Carribean Islands
Native to the Bahamas, the aromatic, citrus-floral scented foliage lends a subtle vanilla flavor to herbal teas.
Source of plant
An evergreen, loose, spreading shrub with many branches up to 2m high, with mature trunks of 5-10cm diameter. The leaves are aromatic, simple, opposite (or fascicled), elliptic to obovate or spatulate, 5-10mm long, with revolute margins. The flowerheads are axillary, sessile, few-flowered, with a strigose calyx; the corolla is whitish, about 2mm long, four-lobed, and with four stamens. The fragrant foliage and tiny white flowers are highly attractive to pollinators, in particular the Atala butterfly.
USDA Hardiness Zone
tender perennial, food