Scientific name: Hamelia axillaris
Description and characteristics:
This is very similar to the Hamelia patens
(Firebush) plants in the garden. The plant parts that distinguish this from Firebush are its grayish branches, oval, pointed leaves (dark green above and pale green
below). The berries
are oblong, 5-6 mm long, green turning red then black atmaturity, fleshy. Distinguished from other shrubs in the family
by the funnelform, yellow flowers and many-seeded berries.