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WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Callicarpa dichotoma   FAMILY Lamiaceae   Go to FSUS key



SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Callicarpa dichotoma   FAMILY Verbenaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 162-04-002:

Callicarpa dichotoma   FAMILY Verbenaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Chinese Beautyberry, Purple Beautyberry


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image of Callicarpa dichotoma, Chinese Beautyberry, Purple Beautyberry

Scott Hartley    bas_c_dichotoma1_hartley

June    Moore County    NC

Similar in appearance to the native, but leaves are nearly glabrous below, per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide (Lance, 2004).

image of Callicarpa dichotoma, Chinese Beautyberry, Purple Beautyberry

Scott Hartley    bas_c_dichotoma1_hartleyb

June    Moore County    NC

Peduncle 1-2cm long, longer than the petiole of the subtending leaf, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968).

 

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Callicarpa dichotoma   FAMILY Lamiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Callicarpa dichotoma   FAMILY Verbenaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 162-04-002:
Callicarpa dichotoma   FAMILY Verbenaceae

 

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3830

Shrub
Perennial

Habitat: Roadsides, powerline rights-of-way, woodland edges, suburban woodlands, bogs, bottomlands, per Weakley's Flora

Non-native: Asia

Rare

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Invasive?

This plant may be causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

 

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Opposite or subopposite

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

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Violet/ Purple
Drupe

 

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