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Dianne Lois Kelly

Callicarpa pedunculata
beautyberry

2019, watercolour on paper
34 x 28 cm

Collected 1770: Endeavour River

Collected 2018: Pomona

This delicate watercolour celebrates the plant’s cascading habit with rhythmic summer clusters of attractive miniature flowers followed by brightly coloured fruits.

The beautifully balanced composition, invites and rewards closer viewing with delightful detail.

Callicarpa pedunculata is grown as an ornamental shrub. Attracting wildlife and pollinators, its dense habit provides protection for small birds, and the abundant fruit are an appealing food for birds and other wildlife. The fruit is astringent and too acidic to be eaten by people.

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