A twining, deciduous woody vine with tubular, deep-yellow flowers in whorls at the ends of stems April-May. Round, fleshy, orange to red berries appear in late summer. Hummingbirds and butterflies are attracted to the nectar produced by the flowers while birds and small mammals eat the fruit. Deer browse the stems and leaves. Not self-fruitful. Need two plants to cross-pollinate. Moth host (bumblebee clearwing).
Callicarpa americana. Photo: Mervin Wallace
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