Callicarpa americana L. - Beauty Berry
Family - Verbenaceae
Stems - No info. yet.
Leaves - No info. yet.
Inflorescence - No info. yet.
Flowers - No info. yet.
Flowering - June - August.
Habitat - Occasionally cultivated but now eliminated in the wild.
Origin - Native to U.S.
Other info. - This species can no longer be found wild in the state of Missouri. According to Steyermark the last wild habitat of the plant was eliminated by the building of the Table Rock Dam. The plant is quite striking, especially in fruit. The fruits are brilliant purple to blue. They should not be eaten.
Photographs taken in Winter Haven, Fl., 6-18-02.