Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Shrub
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (rare in Mountains)

Look for it in hammocks, other forests (esp with sandy or rocky soils), maritime forests (the main habitat northward), disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Moist ...Dry

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Opposite or subopposite

FLOWER:
Summer
Lavender/ Pinkish
5-toothed calyx
5-lobed corolla
4 exserted stamens, attached to corolla tube

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Violet/ Purple
Drupe

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Lamiales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Callicarpa americana   FAMILY Lamiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Callicarpa americana   FAMILY Verbenaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 162-04-001:
Callicarpa americana   FAMILY Verbenaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Callicarpa americana

 

COMMON NAME:
American Beautyberry, French Mulberry, Beautybush