No leaves left, berries turning brown
Berries are purple and beginning to fall off
The seeds of American beautyberry are an important food source for birds, small mammals, and at least 10 species of birds feed on the fruit,
especially northern bobwhite. The fruit is also eaten by raccoon,
opossum, and gray fox, and white-tailed deer. It also provides environmental protection for small animals and birds.
Range: (AL, AR, FL, GA, LA, MD, MO, MS, NC, OK, SC, TN, TX, VA)
Callicarpa americana (American beautyberry) is an open-habit, native shrub of the Southern United States which is often grown as an ornamental in gardens and yards. American beautyberries produce large clusters of purple berries, which birds and deer eat, thus distributing the seeds.