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.
Their color contrasts so well with the vibrant green of the leaves.
I think the name is fitting. . . .
Hope your week is going well so far. I see that WordPress has turned on the snowflakes again this year. 🙂
many folks here in E TX consider this a weed-bush – but personally, I LOVE the color !
Shows what people in E. Texas know. 😉
I don’t think I’ve ever seen this plant before. I love the purple!
I never saw it until I moved to the East Coast. Too cold in the Midwest!
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
Oh, I should have tried growing them! Maybe next year. . . .
Intriguing plant. Stunning imagery. Thanks for the botanical lesson this morning, Carole!
Thanks, Cheryl. Sometimes I wish I’d studied botany. I love plants.
How amazignly beautiful. My favourite color combination.
The name is so fitting.
I love the colors too, Caroline.
I saw this bush at the Ozark Folk Center recently for the first time and was facinated with it. Lovely.
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.
Jeanne, I think it may be too cold out there. I never saw it growing up in the Midwest. Anything is possible, though.
I have never seen these. Thanks for sharing. Purple is my favorite color. Just lovely!
I’m glad I wasn’t the only person who’d never seen them before. 🙂
Those are gorgeous! I’ve never seen them before – thanks for sharing them.
I have never seen that before! LOVE IT!!!
You have captured them with great clarity! Awesome 😀