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American beautyberry (Callicarpa americana)

  • SCIENTIFIC NAME: Callicarpa americana
  • PLANT TYPE: Shrub
  • SCIENTIFIC NAME PRONUNCIATION: kah-lee-KAR-pah uh-meh-rick-AH-nuh
  • TAGS: Plant Tags: American beautyberry. Plant Types: Shrub.

Cultural notes: Native Americans used the roots, leaves, and branches for a variety of medicinal purposes. Crushed leaves are purported to repel mosquitos.  
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