Nashia inaguensis

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Nashia inaguensis - moujean tea
Common name: moujean tea
Family: Verbenaceae (Verbena)
Distribution: Bahamas, Puerto Rico to Virgin Islands
Life form: Shrub/sub-shrub
Description: Commonly called Moujean tea, is a shrub to 8 feet tall native to the Bahamas.  It is much branched, with tiny leaves that are aromatic when crushed.  The young stems are red, becoming gray-brown.  The tiny, fragrant white flowers are followed by small orange fruits nestled among the glossy leaves.  We have found that the Atala butterflies and many others find Moujean tea hard to resist when in bloom. Grow in full sun.  It is very drought tolerant once established.


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