Heart-shaped leaves on vertical stems give rise to creamy white flower spikes with drooping tips. The flower spikes are 6 to 8 in. long. When the flowers go to seed the curving spike is covered with grayish nutlets that look similar to a lizard’s tail. All parts of the plant smell like citrus.
Callicarpa americana. Photo: Mervin Wallace
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