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Urban Eco-art: Wild Coffee
 Xavier Cortada, Wild Coffee, 2010.          
Wild Coffee
Psychotria nervosa

Description: A native shrub produces groups of small white flowers in spring and summer. Its red fruit resembles the true coffee bean.

Height: Typically 4-6 feet.

Light: Light shade to full sun.

Drought Tolerance: Moderate.

Wildlife and Ecology: Provides significant food and cover for wildlife. Nectar plant for atala, great southern white, julia, Schaus' swallowtail, and other butterflies. Birds and other animals eat the fruits.

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 2004 - 2013


Xavier Cortada's participatory art practice is based at Florida International University.

FIU College of Architecture + The Arts

Xavier Cortada
FIU College of Architecture + The Arts
Miami Beach Urban Studios
420 Lincoln Road, Suite 440
Miami Beach, FL 33139

 Reclamation Project 



Native Flags

The Reclamation Project and Native Flags are participatory eco-art projects by FIU College of Architecture + The Arts Artist-in-Residence Xavier Cortada.  

In South Florida, they are presented in coordination with our project partners:

FIU Office of University Sustainabiity
MDC Earth Ethics Institute

Copyright 2006-2013 
Xavier Cortada