Sword-shaped, medium green leaves are topped by clusters of round heads of greenish white, cone-shaped flowers. This very distinctive plant is an interesting cut flower and, according to Steyermark: “An infusion of the leaves and root of the plant was at one time believed to be an effective remedy in treating bites of rattlesnakes.”
Callicarpa americana. Photo: Mervin Wallace
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