purple berries

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Date Photo Taken: 08/11/2012
Location: Atlanta Ga on the river
Posted By: fabfab


I didnt see this wild flower while it was in bloom . What could it be?


  1. Suzanne Unregistered says:

    That is American Beautyberry (Callicarpa americana). Late summer/early fall is it’s season of interest with those lovely purple berries. Any other time of year, you wouldn’t notice this plant.

    August 20th, 2012 at 9:31 pm
  2. Buck Unregistered says:

    It is a Beauty Bush (Callicarpa dichotoma). The flowers are insignificant, though still pretty, little pink flowers. the bush will lose its leave at first frost. The stems with berries will last quite some time in arrangements in the house.

    August 20th, 2012 at 9:40 pm
  3. Marcia T Unregistered says:

    I feel sure this a cultivar of our native beauyberry. There is bank of them planted at the office where I work.

    August 20th, 2012 at 9:46 pm
  4. Kathleen Unregistered says:

    I believe it’s a bush vs. a wildflower… If so, I believe it is a purple beauty berry. Its blossom is so tiny and nondescript that you may not even see it if you’re not looking for it…. It’s a tiny pale pale pink blossom. It’s a deciduous bush that you would possibly never even notice until those spectacular purple berries emerge. I think they’re amazing!

    August 20th, 2012 at 11:12 pm
  5. stone Unregistered says:

    Callicarpa Americana. (beauty berry) the flowers are nondescript, we all grow this shrub for the berries, which can be spectacular… after leaf-drop.

    Beauty berry is one of those native plants said to help repel mosquitoes.

    August 21st, 2012 at 6:30 am
  6. Kirk Unregistered says:

    Beauty Berry Bush


    August 21st, 2012 at 6:45 am
  7. Teresa Surratt Unregistered says:

    Callicarpa (beautyberry)? Might be callicarpa dichotoma.

    August 21st, 2012 at 8:02 am
  8. Carol Unregistered says:

    I found this plant near Callaway gardens. Seed pods were lying on ground I have some of the seeds ( bout 2 yrs old). Can I plant them and if so, do I need to do anything special to them or the soil Thanks for any suggestions

    April 21st, 2015 at 1:37 pm

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