Rivina humilis (Pigeonberry)

$ 3.78

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Pigeonberry is a charming shade-loving perennial. Its blooms are pale pink and are followed by bright red berries that are eaten by birds. It likes bright shade or morning sun exposure best but will adjust to deeper shade or a bit more sun. Pigeonberry prefers moist but well-draining soil. If not provided with supplemental water in the summer it will go dormant and come back when the rains return. Pigeonberry is an excellent addition to any woodland garden, and looks best when planted en masse.

 

AT A GLANCE

Texas native Yes
Water use Medium
Sun exposure Part shade to shade
Bloom color White, pink
Bloom time Spring through fall
Mature height 1-2 ft
Mature spread 1-2 ft
Attracts Birds
Host plant Goodson's Greenstreak butterfly
Poisonous Fruit and leaves are toxic if eaten

 

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 Present in state
 Present in county and native
 Native to North America, but adventive & escaped in state         
 Not present in state
 Present and rare, native in county
 Previously present, now extinct
 Questionable presence (cross-hatched, regardless of color)