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Rivina humilis

Rivina humilis
pigeonberry; rouge plant
Rivina humilis
Late May, just starting to flower

Common name pigeonberry; rouge plant
Family phytolaccaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z7)
Flowers pink
Size 12-18"
Light part-full shade
Cultural notes drought-tolerant

Central Texas native plant, touted as a good groundcover for shade, even dry shade – but so far, it's been hesitant in our garden, certainly not covering much ground. Odd-shaped burgundy-pink flowers give way to red fruit, which is much loved by birds.

pigeonberry; rouge plant
More abundantly flowering in mid-July
Rivina humilis
Red berries in late May

In our garden, this plant grows in the following area: right fence border

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