Special Closure

Due to the 58th Presidential Inauguration, the U.S. Botanic Garden will be closed January 18-21, 2017. We will reopen at 10 a.m. on January 22.

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.