What is this plant?
monique at bio.tamu.edu
Mon Aug 24 09:02:50 EST 1998
This sounds like Callicarpa americana, often known as Beautyberry in the
southern U.S. Have a look at the image for Callicarpa in Texas A&M's image
Type in Callicarpa.
Hope this helps,
]>My grandmother called this plant a violet jewel berry bush, but
I'm>wondering if it has another name. I have not been able to find
this>particular plant in any of my books and I would really like to know
more>about it. It's a bush with thin branches. The one inch leaves are in
pairs>and slightly serrated. Small bunches of green berries develop at
each>pair of leaves. The berries turn purple in late summer. This plant
is>beautiful; I would like to know if some one else is familiar with it and
if>it has another name.
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