Beautyberry, American

Scientific Name: Callicarpa americana

Height: 3-6 ft

Spread: 3-6 ft

Bloom Time: June-August

Native Range: Southeastern United States

Ecological Value: Deer and birds eat the fruit.

Human Value: Native Americans used roots, leaves and branches to treat malarial fevers and rheumatism. Roots and berries were boiled to make tea for colic. Berries can be made into jam.

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