Xavier Cortada, Seagrape, 2010.
Description: A sprawling bush or small tree with very small white flowers. Female trees bear clusters of green "grapes" that ripen to a deep purple in late summer.
Height: Typically 20-30 feet.
Wildlife and Ecology: Extremely important component of costal ecosystems. Nectar plant for several types of butterflies. Fruit attracts birds and small mammals.