Wednesday, February 20, 2013
japanese beautyberry in bloom
The Japanese name of this plant, murasaki shikibu, is taken from Lady Murasaki, a 10th century lady of the Japanese imperial court, and famous author of The Tale of Genji. The plant represents all the elegance of a lady of the imperial court. It is normally admired for its perfectly round, tiny purple berries, which come at a different stage of its growth.