Fig. 1 Periwinkle, purple or white flowers, grows wild.
Fig. 2 Poinsettia: note the relatively bare stems with the leaves concentrated at the top. Ornamental in several yards with red flower, blooms naturally at Christmas.
Fig. 3 Sorosi vine. This dense, climbing vine is covering a fence. Tea made from the leaves, extensively used as a tonic.
Fig. 4 Sea bean, Entada gigas. This large bean (illustrated at 1 2 size) has an attachment scar on the flat top side. Common on the beaches, it comes ashore from a large vine that grows elsewhere.
Fig. 5 Sea bean, Mucana species, top view.
Fig. 6 Sea bean, Mucana species, edge view showing banding.
Fig. 7 Sea bean, Mucana species, smaller bean, top view.
Fig. 8 Sea bean, Mucana species, side view of
Fig. 7 showing banding.
Fig. 9 Sea beans or sea pearls, spherical, cream to greyish pod with concentric ridges.
Fig. 10 Spider lily with the arrow pointing to the delicate white flower with long thin petals.
Fig. 11 Saw grass, wild on the beach with sharp serrated leaves.
Fig. 12 Verda largo, ground hugging succulent type plant yellow flowers with purplish stems, leaves edible when boiled.
MARINE PLANTS AND ALGAE
Fig. 13 Turtle grass, Thalassia testudinum. Note the abundant, tiny, encrusting organisms attached to the blades (arrow). Very common off the beach.
Fig. 14 Sea grass, Syringodium filiforme. Note the tubular shape of the blades and the tiny encrusting organisms (arrow). Very common off the beach.
Fig. 15 Penicillus species. Note the globular shaped holdfast at the bottom. Commonly called Mormon Shaving Brush, common in sandy areas.