American beautyberry (Callicarpa americana)

American beautyberryDuring the summer, American beautyberry (Callicarpa americana) blooms with tiny flowers hidden among its leaves.

The fertilized flowers develop into small green berries which grow around the leaf axils.

American beautyberry
These berries gradually turn from green to purple.

American beautyberryWhen fully mature in the fall, the ripe berries are a striking purple color.

American beautyberryDuring the winter season, some dried berries may remain on the plant.

American beautyberry

Watch this video about American beautyberry (Callicarpa americana) to learn about the annual cycle of the plant and to study its tiny flowers and beautiful berries more closely.

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(Here’s the same video as posted on YouTube.)

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