Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3830

Shrub
Perennial

Non-native: Asia

Documented growing wild in - NC SC

Uncommon

Look for it on roadsides, powerline rights-of-way, woodland edges, suburban woodlands, bogs, bottomlands, per Weakley's Flora

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Invasive?

This plant may be causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

 

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Opposite or subopposite

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Lavender/ Pinkish
5-toothed calyx
5-lobed corolla
4 exserted stamens, attached to corolla tube

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Violet/ Purple
Drupe

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Lamiales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Callicarpa dichotoma   FAMILY Lamiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Callicarpa dichotoma   FAMILY Verbenaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 162-04-002:
Callicarpa dichotoma   FAMILY Verbenaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Chinese Beautyberry, Purple Beautyberry


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image of Callicarpa dichotoma, Chinese Beautyberry, Purple Beautyberry

Scott Hartley    bas_c_dichotoma1_hartley

June    Moore County    NC

Similar in appearance to the native, but leaves are nearly glabrous below, per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide.

image of Callicarpa dichotoma, Chinese Beautyberry, Purple Beautyberry

Scott Hartley    bas_c_dichotoma1_hartleyb

June    Moore County    NC

Peduncle 1-2cm long, longer than the petiole of the subtending leaf, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.