May. 19, 2018

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Nannyberry is grown as an ornamental.  One cultivated variety with purple stamens is spectacular!  Another individual, growing against a friend's house, has been cut off nearly annually for at least 30 years and keeps coming up.  Wonder why? 

The bark and leaves of nannyberry were used by Indians for a variety of herbal medicines.  The purple berries are edible, but with thin flesh and not much taste.  The berries are food to many birds and animals, particularly songbirds.