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Callicarpa americana L.
Other names include French mulberry, sourbush, bunchberry and purple beauty-berry. The fruit is popular with insects and birds. Native American groups used the plant to treat rheumatism, malaria fevers, dysentery, stomachache, dizziness and colic. Farmers have also used the leaves as mosquito and biting bug repellants.
Sandy Creek Park
Spotted on Nov 10, 2014
Submitted on Nov 20, 2014