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Callicarpa japonica

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Callicarpa japonica

Japanese Beautyberry
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Verbenaceae
Genus: Callicarpa
Species: C. japonica
Binomial name
Callicarpa japonica
Thunb., 1784

Japanese Beautyberry (Callicarpa japonica) is a tree with purple berry fruits. The flowers can range from pink to white. This species is native to China, Japan, Korea, Ryukyu Islands, and Taiwan.[1] It is cultivated as an ornamental tree, and it is very popular in gardens and parks.

The berries are not edible for humans, but provide food for birds and deer. The leaves can be used to make herbal tea.



  1. ^ Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families

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