Upright clumps of bamboolike foliage. Green leaves turn copper in fall and brown in winter. Attractive flat flower spikes hang down from stems. Prefers light shade and damp soil. Can self-sow prolifically. Also known as wood oats and river oats. Caterpillars of Northern Pearly Eye butterfly, two skippers and a moth feed on it.
Callicarpa americana. Photo: Mervin Wallace
Northern Sea Oats; River Oats
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