SANDY BEACH PLANT
This is a very common plant found mostly behind sandy beaches. The fruits resemble grapes, which can make a wine like beverage and jellies. They can be eaten raw. Early colonists used the large leaves as paper by scratching on a message. Other varied uses of the past and present include: wood for furniture, Carib war clubs, tanning, astringent, diarrhea and dyeing (red).
Special thanks to the late Desmond Nicholson of the Museum of Antigua & Barbuda and Peter Duce for making this section of Antigua Nice Ltd possible!