Photograph of the native American Beautyberry berries
Along with all of the other native plants on the mountain comes the American Beautyberry. It can be found in the open areas along the tree line. This time of year the clusters of purple berries are at peak color and nearly ready for the birds and deer to start eating them. The berries can be eaten raw, they are sweet and suitable for human consumption but I sure wouldn’t eat many of them as they are astringent. The chemical substance that will shrink or contrict boby tissue.
The purple color is so brilliant and beautiful!
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Those are some real “beauties” Michael—My aunt, who lives in South Florida, called me after reading that post to let me know that she’s had those things growing in her yard for years. I has only seen them out in the woods, I had no idea people had them in the yard—as I learn new things each and everyday 🙂 Thank you for sharing your beauties— 🙂
Hi Cookie!! Hope that’s ok I called you Cookie!! Thank you so much for visiting my site, I enjoyed all the beautiful pictures on your site. You do such a great job with the pictures.
Sounds like they are native to your area too, we have alot of them around here. I am glad your aunt read my post, blogging is a wonder thing, sharing…
I hope you will visit my site again soon.
Of course Michael, you may call me Cookie–I’m honored. I’m really enjoying looking at your site—thank you for sharing–Julie aka cookie 🙂
perfect!! I love your site and I printed your simple syrup post today!! Thank you!
Beautiful colours indeed! Those berries look marvellous. Glad to know they can eaten though sparingly 🙂 You have a great day! Thanks for leaving your comment earlier.
Yep, they are so brilliant, remind me of candy. Thank youfor visiting and leaving a comment.
They’re gorgeous; I also saw bunches of these; the colour is so vibrant.
They are so bright, the picture can’t really show it!!
Nice images Michael. I’ve been trying to photograph mine for several weeks but find it’s not easy to capture.
I agree, the light has to be nearly overhead or you get glare. I took 14 pictures and these were the best.
thank you for visiting!!
I just love the color of the berries which I never feel like I quite get I my photos.
Don’t the berries look like candy!!
It was cold here this morning, 34 degrees!!
they’re really a unique color. very pretty!
So gorgeous the native American Beautyberry berries!
The purple color is stunning.
Thanks for stopping by on my blog and for your nice comment.
I bet your Orange Flame vine and the American Beautyberry would look good together…
Thanks for visiting my blog!
It was my pleasure Michael! I am glad I found your great blog!
Your pictures are excellent, you really captured the color! I love Beauty Berries and just did an entire post about them. There are many more berries on the plants you photographed than I’ve ever seen in my area.
Hi there catwoods,
thank you, I just read your post. You’ve taken so really good pictures. I can see the difference in the number of berries comparing your pics to my pics.
Glad you visited my page, hope you will come back soon!