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American Beautyberry

Callicarpa americana


Purple colored berries when blooming, w/ somewhat bright green leaves. Berries toxic to humans; but wildlife likes them.


Native to SE USA. Like primarily dry sandy soil.


Has been used as folk remedy to prevent mosquito bites due to four chemicals in the plant.

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Florida, USA

Spotted on Oct 6, 2015
Submitted on Nov 15, 2015

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