White & indigo

Very variable shaped leaves characterize white indigo berry (Randia acuelata). Often, it is found growing landward of the mangroves on mosquito control dikes, as pictured above just a bit north of where the wetland crossover bridge meets the dike at the Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area.

White indigo berry does have a distinctive branching pattern: Check out the 60 degree angle between the branches and the main stem …


White indigo berry gets its common name from its fruits. A white outer covering encases a dark indigo pulp (that sometimes shows through as in the picture below) full of tiny flat seeds …


Birds and other wildlife consume its white – indigo berries, and new plants are ‘bore’ even in challenging locations like mosquito control dikes. White indigo berry also can be found in the maritime hammocks on the back side of the beach dunes and throughout eastern indian River County. The Audubon House landscape includes white indigo berry in its landscape.

1 reply »

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.