Can you identify this plant?

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We've had this in a pot for a few years and bring it inside for the winter months here in central Illinois. The small purple and white flowers grow along a bract-like stem. It tends to start blooming in July and continues for several weeks.
can you identify this plant, flowers, gardening, Central woody trunk about an inch in diameter About four feet tall
Central woody trunk about an inch in diameter. About four feet tall.
can you identify this plant, flowers, gardening, Cluster of the small purple and white flowers
Cluster of the small purple and white flowers.
can you identify this plant, flowers, gardening, Trying to show the foliage and the bloom structures
Trying to show the foliage and the bloom structures.
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  • Duranta erecta 'Sweet Memories' - Purple Sky Flower

  • Lisa C Lisa C on Aug 13, 2013
    it is also called golden dew drop grows in big bushes or small ornamental trees. I just can remember golden dew drop easier

  • Katherine W Katherine W on Aug 13, 2013
    It is beautiful, whatever it is.

  • Peg Peg on Aug 13, 2013
    Wow, I've never seen it before! Lovely flowers! What Zone are you in where it's growing?

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    • Peg Peg on Aug 14, 2013
      @ oh, I didn't see Judy's identification! It goes by a few names: Golden Dew Drop, Sky Flower, Pigeon Berry 'Sweet Memories' (Duranta erecta). I love blue or purple flowers!

  • Margie  Newman Margie Newman on Aug 13, 2013
    Do the flowers look like miniature orchids; if so we have several...they are called angelonia. They come in pink, purple, white.......they are beautiful