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American Beautyberry; French Mulberry

Callicarpa americana

Notes:

The raw berries, while palatably sweet, are suitable for human consumption only in small amounts, because they are astringent; they are also used in jellies. The roots are used to make herbal tea. As a folk remedy it has been claimed that "fresh, crushed leaves of American beautyberry, Callicarpa americana . . . helped keep biting insects away from animals such as horses and mules."[citation needed] An isolated plant compound, callicarpenal, has reportedly been proven effective in tests as a mosquito repellent.[2]

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KarenL
KarenL 8 years ago
Beautyberry
Callicarpa Beautyberry


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LouisJayGiusto
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LouisJayGiusto

Georgia, USA

Spotted on Oct 30, 2011
Submitted on Apr 22, 2012

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