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Specimen plant, mass planting, casual shrub screen
Attracts various pollinators. Many bird species consume the showy fruit.
Dry mesic hardwoods, xeric hammock, scrubby flatwoods, flatwoods, disturbed dry-moist woods.
Distribution and Planting Zones
Natural Range in Florida
USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures
Suitable to grow in:
Sometimes used to make jelly which is noted for its color. Decoction of roots and branches used in sweatbath for rheumatism and malarial fever by the Creeks and other southeastern native American tribes.
Fruits are magenta. There is a white-fruited/white-flowered variety that is sold occasionally.