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Tetracera sp., Tetracera, Bee Flower

Tetracera sp.

Tetracera, Bee Flower
Family: Dilleniaceae
Origin: Thailand
Large shrub 5-10 ft tallFull sunRegular waterWhite, off-white flowersFragrantAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsUltra tropical, minimal temperature 55F

This fragrant shrub is very remarkable. Bees love the honey flowers, there are thousands of them around it! Fine sweet fragrance. Tetracera loureiri is one of the most valued herbs in Thai traditional medicine.

Close related species - Tetracera loureiri (Tetracera fragrans), Tetracera indica.

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