Large yellow flowers with drooping petals surround a brown seed head. Plants bloom profusely all summer. Birds eat the seed if old flowers are left on the plant. Tends to self-seed and spread but looks great in masses. Good for erosion control.
Callicarpa americana. Photo: Mervin Wallace
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