|Sea grape Coccoloba uvifera
The leaves, which may reach 10" in diameter, redden in cold weather. Freezing weather does damage Sea Grapes but they usually recover. They are salt-tolerant (the seeds float and are often dispersed by tides) and very drought-resistant.
The fruit is edible raw and may be made into jelly, juice, and wine.
Plants of the buckwheat family, Polygonaceae
, produce nectar that attracts butterflies and fruit that is eaten by many birds and animals.
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