|Common Name||Vahl Beach Naupaka, Hawaiian Half Flower, Sea Lettuce|
|Botanical Name||Scaevola frutescens|
|Synonym||Scaevola sericea, Scaevola taccada var. sericea, Scaevola fauriei, Lobelia sericea, Lobelia sericea var. typica|
Scaevola frutescens (Vahl Beach Naupaka, Hawaiian Half Flower, Sea Lettuce)
Scaevola frutescens (Vahl Beach Naupaka, Hawaiian Half Flower, Sea Lettuce) is loosely rounded to spreading shrub is a robust grower that is commonly 3 to 10 feet tall with an equal spread. They form a rounded clump where they have been planted along the beaches of south Florida. It has fleshy, bright green leaves that are densely clustered at the tips of the branches. The inconspicuous, axillary flowers of this shrub are borne in clusters of 5 to 9 and occur throughout the year. The individual flowers are white, fragrant, and comprised of only half of a full corolla. The medium-sized fruits of this shrub are white, pithy berries.