An American Beauty

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The first time I saw American beautyberry (Callicarpa americana) I couldn’t believe the color. Such a beautiul, iridescent purple. The berries appear in the fall, when lots of plants are going brown.

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Their color contrasts so well with the vibrant green of the leaves.

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I think the name is fitting. . . .

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Hope your week is going well so far. I see that WordPress has turned on the snowflakes again this year. πŸ™‚

{carole}

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19 Responses to An American Beauty

  1. Susan says:

    many folks here in E TX consider this a weed-bush – but personally, I LOVE the color !

  2. I don’t think I’ve ever seen this plant before. I love the purple!

  3. karenart11 says:

    I saw my first Beauty bush in Williamsburg, Va. It was in the month of October. I now have several as they seed themselves easily. They are just beautiful! karenart11

  4. Cheryl says:

    Intriguing plant. Stunning imagery. Thanks for the botanical lesson this morning, Carole!

  5. Caroline says:

    How amazignly beautiful. My favourite color combination.
    The name is so fitting.

  6. I saw this bush at the Ozark Folk Center recently for the first time and was facinated with it. Lovely.

  7. flyinggma says:

    Lovely colors Carole. The purple against the green looks so rich. I wonder if they would grow in Minnesota. I’ll have to do some checking.

  8. TBM says:

    I have never seen these. Thanks for sharing. Purple is my favorite color. Just lovely!

  9. Patti says:

    Those are gorgeous! I’ve never seen them before – thanks for sharing them.

  10. bonniegunkel says:

    I have never seen that before! LOVE IT!!!

  11. WildBlack says:

    You have captured them with great clarity! Awesome πŸ˜€

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