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Number of plants found: 4    

Erblichia odorata , Flor de Fuego, Butterfly Tree

Erblichia odorata

Flor de Fuego, Butterfly Tree
Family: Turneraceae
Origin: Central America
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunModerate waterYellow, orange flowersFragrantAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

A very rare tree in cultivation, this is the newest, most exciting tree to be introduced in the last decade. It said to be one of the most beautiful flowering trees in Central America. It has long narrow leaves and large flowers 6-8" across that smell like apricots. There is a great color variation in the flower of this tree, ranging from yellow to deep orange, depending on the location in Central America where the tree is grown. It blooms from late fall through early winter. In natural habitat, the plant prefers to have a dry period that is beneficial for profuse blooming. Tolerates poor soils.





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Turnera aurantiaca , Orange Turnera

Turnera aurantiaca

Orange Turnera
Family: Turneraceae
Origin: Central America
Large shrub 5-10 ft tallFull sunModerate waterYellow, orange flowers


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Turnera subulata, Key West Butter Cup

Turnera subulata

Key West Butter Cup
Family: Turneraceae
Origin: Central America
USDA Zone: 9-11?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapGroundcover and low-growing 2ftSmall plant 2-5 ftFull sunDry conditionsWhite, off-white flowersYellow, orange flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Butter Cup. One of the most popular landscape plants, low growing shrub. Everblooming, attracts butterflies. The brown eye inside the white flower draws bees in to pollinate. It is one of the most stunning of flowers. Blossoms open at sunrise and close at sunset.

The plant prefers red sandy loam.

See article about this plant: Turnera - Aphrodisiac Superherb





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Turnera ulmifolia, Turnera angustifolia, Turnera diffusa , Yellow Alder, Sundrops, Damiana

Turnera ulmifolia, Turnera angustifolia, Turnera diffusa

Yellow Alder, Sundrops, Damiana
Family: Turneraceae
Origin: Mexico and Central America
USDA Zone: 9-11?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapLarge shrub 5-10 ft tallGroundcover and low-growing 2ftSmall plant 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterDry conditionsYellow, orange flowersFragrantEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.Attracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Blossoms open at sunrise and close at sunset.

Close related species - Turnera diffusa, Turnera aphrodisiaca (Damiana), highly valued medicinal plant.

stimulant, smoked or extract drunk in water or , more effective, alcohol. Contain essential oil, tannin and other active ingredients. Damiana is one of the more notorious herbal aphrodisiacs and has the reputation of being a superlative sexual tonic. It is a mood-elevating aromatic herb that helps calm anxiety and induce a relaxed state of mind, considered especially useful when anxiety and depression are discouraging sexual arousal. Damiana lends a delightful energy and flavor to wines and sundry other erotic potions.

See article about this plant: Turnera - Aphrodisiac Superherb





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Turnera ulmifolia Sundrop - Yellow Buttercup

Yellow Buttercup, Sundrops. Low growing everblooming shrub, great butterfly attractor. Blossoms open at sunrise and close at sunset. Highly valued medicinal plant.
See article about this plant: Turnera - Aphrodisiac Superherb

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