Restaurant decoration

DAY 107 (21 JULY) – Skyflower (Duranta erecta) (Vejer, Spain)

This flimsy plant with bright purple flowers hangs over the local church wall, decorating the outdoor restaurant beneath.

Apparently it’s native to Mexico (another one), South America and the Caribbean. Also found in many tropical and sub-tropical parts of the world, it’s known as mavaetangi in Tonga, which means tears of departure. No idea why.

Its blossoms attract butterflies and hummingbirds. But no sightings of hummingbirds yet…

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