Special Hours

The U.S. Botanic Garden Conservatory will close at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, December 6, due to an official government function. The Conservatory will return to normal hours December 7.

American beautyberry

American beautyberry (Callicarpa americana)
Plant Botanical Name: 
Callicarpa americana
USBG Plant Location: 
National Garden
Sunlight: 
part shade
Plant Soil Type: 
rich
Plant Moisture Requirements: 
moist

The discovery and use of callicarpenal from beautyberry has been patented by the United States Department of Agriculture Agriculture Research Service as a mosquito repellent.