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Re: American beautyberry


Wow, Jim that is really interesting. Thre is lot of native beautyberry around here. I might just have to get some before the snakes come out.
zem
zone 7
West TN
(4 miles north of MS)
----- Original Message ----- From: "james singer" <islandjim1@verizon.net>
To: "Garden Chat" <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Friday, January 26, 2007 6:07 AM
Subject: [CHAT] American beautyberry


Interesting story:

A granddad's tip--that folks in northeast Mississippi once used American beautyberry leaves to repel biting bugs--may help repel not only mosquitoes but also disease-spreading ticks. (1/26)

http://www.ars.usda.gov/is/pr/2007/070126.htm


Island Jim
Southwest Florida
27.1 N, 82.4 W
Hardiness Zone 10
Heat Zone 10
Sunset Zone 25
Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
Maximum 100 F [38 C]

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