Beautyberry

BeautyberryCallicarpa is a shrub or small tree found in Asia, Australia, southeastern North America and Central America. The berries are a vital part of a bird’s diet in the fall. Interestingly, birds won’t eat them unless there is no other food available. The purple or white berries are astringent. Should you ever find yourself in the woods with no mosquito repellent, beautyberry contains four naturally occurring chemicals that repel mosquitoes and ticks. The USDA has patented the use of one of those chemicals, callicarpenal, as a mosquito repellent.

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About Beverly Everson Photography

I'm a photographer in southwest Alabama. I love to photograph people, nature, wildlife and just about anything! God created a beautiful world and I bring you a fresh look at it every single day.
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