An unusual annual plant with edible fruit. Flowers are long white-yellowish and mottled with purple, they are almost orchid-like, with long curving beaks. The seedpods can be picked young and pickled (like okra and cucumbers), the pods are 1″ thick and 4-6″ long and are also great in dried flower arrangements. Leaves are 4-12″ wide, large, rounded leaves with a slight point on the tip. A very bold and striking foliage plant.
Callicarpa americana. Photo: Mervin Wallace
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