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. Common names include seagrape and baygrape.
Though Coccoloba is a large and diverse genus of about 150 species, the most commonly grown species is the sea grape, or Coccoloba uvifera. This large shrub is native to the tropical Americas, spanning from South America all the way up to south Florida, and derives its common name from its tendency to grow along the coastline. Though they can grow as tall as 25 feet, they are usually around 10 feet when cultivated in gardens. It can be grown inside as a seedling and then moved outside to tropical gardens as it matures, making it a popular ornamental plant in Florida and the Caribbean islands.