An exotic flowering vine native to southern Missouri. Climbs by tendrils. The intricately fringed flowers, produced from mid summer to early fall are purplish blue with pink and white parts. Each flower is up to three inches across. The leaves are dark green and deeply lobed. The fruit is egg-shaped, up to 2″ long, yellow when ripe, and is edible, having a sweet pulp similar to citrus. Edible and medicinal.
Callicarpa americana. Photo: Mervin Wallace
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