Hamelia patens (Scarletbush) is a species of shrub in the family Rubiaceae. They have a self-supporting growth form. They are native to Puerto Rico, US Minor Outlying Islands, The Contiguous United States, U.S. Virgin Islands, GoiáS, Pará, AmazôNia, RondôNia, Roraima, Mato Grosso Do Sul, SãO Paulo, Rio Grande Do Sul, Paraná, Pernambuco, Pampa, ParaíBa, Santa Catarina, Espirito Santo, Bahia, Tocantins, Acre (Brazil), Cerrado, Mato Grosso, Pantanal, Mata AtlâNtica, Rio De Janeiro, Ceará, Caatinga, Minas Gerais, Distrito Federal, and AmazôNia. They have simple, simple leaves. Flowers are visited by Pimpla marginella, Curve-winged sabrewing, Cozumel Emerald, and Apis mellifera. Individuals can grow to 3.8 m.
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