Irish wildflowers

Photographs: Co.Cork

Fuchsia magellanica
Family: Onagraceae

Flowering: June - October. Deciduous shrub. Garden escape. Introduced.

Flowers have red sepals and violet petals, downward hanging on long stalks.
Fruit is a non-edible black berry. Leaves opposite, elliptical, toothed.
Spreads vegetatively by suckers. Height: To 3m.

Roadsides, hedges, walls, banks, river banks. Introduced from S. America, now naturalised. Very common along roadsides in SW Ireland.
Similar: White Fuchsia

Fuchsia. Ballingeary, Co.Cork. June 2008

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