The Tortoise Club

Plant Name:

Sea Grape

Latin Name:

Coccoloba uvifera

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Coccoloba uvifera is a species of flowering plant in the buckwheat family, Polygonaceae, that is native to coastal beaches throughout tropical America and the Caribbean, including central & southern Florida, the Bahamas, the Greater and Lesser Antilles, and Bermuda. Common names include seagrape and baygrape. Do not feed the fruit to non-fruit-eating species. If fed, they are a good source of vitamin A and calcium.