Just above the beach, so clearly with some salt tolerance, given how exposed this site is.
Medicine plant. Caterpillars eat it no other bugs will. It will help with tooth ache as it makes mouth numb. Edible
The more holes the more medicine
Nesting ground for pipevine swallowtail
Piperales is a botanical name for an order of flowering plants. It necessarily includes the family Piperaceae but otherwise has been treated variously over time. Well-known plants which may be included in this order include black pepper, kava, lizard's tail, birthwort, and wild ginger.