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American beautyberry Photo courtesy of Dolly Cummings, Camp Bayou.

American beautyberry (Callicarpa americana)


Also Known As: French mulberry, Beautybush
Plant Family: Verbenaceae
Project BudBurst Plant Group: Deciduous Trees and Shrubs

Identification Hints: American beautyberry has opposite, green leaves (hairy below) with very prominent veins. The flowers are small, lavender, and grow in clusters in the axils of the leaves. The flowers will develop into bright purple to pinkish colored berries. It is a shrub found mainly inthe southeastern United States.

Did you Know? American beautyberry flowers between April and October in many Southern states. It is a very common ornamental shrub in landscaping. The fruits of beautyberry have been used in jams and are enjoyed bymany species of birds.


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Observational data for American beautyberry:

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Date Contributor Common Name Species Phenophase Latitude Longitude Obs#
Sun Oct 06 00:00:00 GMT 2013 cornerstonescience American beautyberry Callicarpa americana Fruit (Middle) 30.479300000000000 -84.246700000000000 22494
Fri Oct 11 00:00:00 GMT 2013 CTS American beautyberry Callicarpa americana Full Fruiting 25.611200000000000 -80.398800000000000 22554
Sun Oct 20 00:00:00 GMT 2013 cornerstonescience American beautyberry Callicarpa americana Full Fruiting 30.611800000000000 -84.353900000000000 22679
Sun Oct 20 00:00:00 GMT 2013 katherine_kovach American beautyberry Callicarpa americana Fruit (Middle) 36.012700000000000 -78.904500000000000 22672
Tue Oct 01 00:00:00 GMT 2013 Nectarlane American beautyberry Callicarpa americana First Ripe Fruit 40.168200000000000 -74.813500000000000 22678
Tue Oct 29 00:00:00 GMT 2013 rebeccakurson American beautyberry Callicarpa americana 50% Leaf Fall 40.777300000000000 -74.252300000000000 22825
Wed Oct 09 00:00:00 GMT 2013 Nectarlane American beautyberry Callicarpa americana Full Fruiting 40.168200000000000 -74.813500000000000 23123
Fri Mar 18 00:00:00 GMT 2016 JamiMercer American beautyberry Callicarpa americana Leaves Unfolding (Late) 26.108520000000000 -81.771410000000000 62758
Fri Mar 18 00:00:00 GMT 2016 JamiMercer American beautyberry Callicarpa americana Leaves Changing Color (None) 26.108520000000000 -81.771410000000000 62759
Fri Mar 18 00:00:00 GMT 2016 JamiMercer American beautyberry Callicarpa americana Leaves Dropping (None) 26.108520000000000 -81.771410000000000 62760
Fri Mar 18 00:00:00 GMT 2016 JamiMercer American beautyberry Callicarpa americana Flowers (None) 26.108520000000000 -81.771410000000000 62761
Fri Mar 18 00:00:00 GMT 2016 JamiMercer American beautyberry Callicarpa americana Fruit (None) 26.108520000000000 -81.771410000000000 62762
Mon Mar 21 00:00:00 GMT 2016 MNC American beautyberry Callicarpa americana First Leaf 29.663511000000000 -82.279272000000000 62835
Mon Mar 21 00:00:00 GMT 2016 MNC American beautyberry Callicarpa americana Full Fruiting 29.663511000000000 -82.279272000000000 62836
Thu Mar 24 00:00:00 GMT 2016 amiranda561 American beautyberry Callicarpa americana Leaves Unfolding (Middle) 26.107000000000000 -81.772000000000000 63439
Thu Mar 24 00:00:00 GMT 2016 amiranda561 American beautyberry Callicarpa americana Leaves Changing Color (None) 26.107000000000000 -81.772000000000000 63440
Thu Mar 24 00:00:00 GMT 2016 amiranda561 American beautyberry Callicarpa americana Leaves Dropping (None) 26.107000000000000 -81.772000000000000 63441
Thu Mar 24 00:00:00 GMT 2016 amiranda561 American beautyberry Callicarpa americana Flowers (Early) 26.107000000000000 -81.772000000000000 63442
Thu Mar 24 00:00:00 GMT 2016 amiranda561 American beautyberry Callicarpa americana Fruit (Early) 26.107000000000000 -81.772000000000000 63443
Sat Mar 26 00:00:00 GMT 2016 DWK American beautyberry Callicarpa americana Bud Burst 35.547790000000000 -78.533070000000000 63632
Thu Apr 21 00:00:00 GMT 2016 JCRABudBurst American beautyberry Callicarpa americana Leaves Unfolding (Middle) 35.794840000000000 -78.700090000000000 67361
Thu Apr 21 00:00:00 GMT 2016 JCRABudBurst American beautyberry Callicarpa americana Leaves Changing Color (Middle) 35.794840000000000 -78.700090000000000 67362
Thu Apr 21 00:00:00 GMT 2016 JCRABudBurst American beautyberry Callicarpa americana Leaves Dropping (Early) 35.794840000000000 -78.700090000000000 67363
Thu Apr 21 00:00:00 GMT 2016 JCRABudBurst American beautyberry Callicarpa americana Flowers (Late) 35.794840000000000 -78.700090000000000 67364
Thu Apr 21 00:00:00 GMT 2016 JCRABudBurst American beautyberry Callicarpa americana Fruit (Late) 35.794840000000000 -78.700090000000000 67365
Tue Apr 21 00:00:00 GMT 2015 JCRABudBurst American beautyberry Callicarpa americana Leaves Unfolding (Middle) 35.794840000000000 -78.700090000000000 67366
Tue Apr 21 00:00:00 GMT 2015 JCRABudBurst American beautyberry Callicarpa americana Leaves Changing Color (Middle) 35.794840000000000 -78.700090000000000 67367
Tue Apr 21 00:00:00 GMT 2015 JCRABudBurst American beautyberry Callicarpa americana Leaves Dropping (Early) 35.794840000000000 -78.700090000000000 67368
Tue Apr 21 00:00:00 GMT 2015 JCRABudBurst American beautyberry Callicarpa americana Flowers (Late) 35.794840000000000 -78.700090000000000 67369
Tue Apr 21 00:00:00 GMT 2015 JCRABudBurst American beautyberry Callicarpa americana Fruit (Late) 35.794840000000000 -78.700090000000000 67370
Tue Oct 25 00:00:00 GMT 2016 EMIKELLW American beautyberry Callicarpa americana 50% Leaf Fall 35.262080000000000 -81.187300000000000 71123
Tue Jan 31 00:00:00 GMT 2017 bkanoy_MS_Raingarden_reporter9 American beautyberry Callicarpa americana Leaves Unfolding (None) 40.000000000000000 -100.000000000000000 74594
Tue Jan 31 00:00:00 GMT 2017 bkanoy_MS_Raingarden_reporter9 American beautyberry Callicarpa americana Leaves Changing Color (None) 40.000000000000000 -100.000000000000000 74595
Tue Jan 31 00:00:00 GMT 2017 bkanoy_MS_Raingarden_reporter9 American beautyberry Callicarpa americana Leaves Dropping (Late) 40.000000000000000 -100.000000000000000 74596
Tue Jan 31 00:00:00 GMT 2017 bkanoy_MS_Raingarden_reporter9 American beautyberry Callicarpa americana Flowers (Late) 40.000000000000000 -100.000000000000000 74597
Tue Jan 31 00:00:00 GMT 2017 bkanoy_MS_Raingarden_reporter9 American beautyberry Callicarpa americana Fruit (Late) 40.000000000000000 -100.000000000000000 74598
Tue Jan 31 00:00:00 GMT 2017 bkanoy_MS_Raingarden_reporter7 American beautyberry Callicarpa americana Leaves Unfolding (None) 35.969120000000000 -78.945410000000000 74606
Tue Jan 31 00:00:00 GMT 2017 bkanoy_MS_Raingarden_reporter7 American beautyberry Callicarpa americana Leaves Changing Color (None) 35.969120000000000 -78.945410000000000 74607
Tue Jan 31 00:00:00 GMT 2017 bkanoy_MS_Raingarden_reporter7 American beautyberry Callicarpa americana Leaves Dropping (None) 35.969120000000000 -78.945410000000000 74608
Tue Jan 31 00:00:00 GMT 2017 bkanoy_MS_Raingarden_reporter7 American beautyberry Callicarpa americana Flowers (None) 35.969120000000000 -78.945410000000000 74609
Tue Jan 31 00:00:00 GMT 2017 bkanoy_MS_Raingarden_reporter7 American beautyberry Callicarpa americana Fruit (None) 35.969120000000000 -78.945410000000000 74610
Thu Feb 23 00:00:00 GMT 2017 bkanoy_MS_Raingarden_reporter7 American beautyberry Callicarpa americana Leaves Unfolding (None) 35.969120000000000 -78.945410000000000 74997
Thu Feb 23 00:00:00 GMT 2017 bkanoy_MS_Raingarden_reporter7 American beautyberry Callicarpa americana Leaves Changing Color (None) 35.969120000000000 -78.945410000000000 74998
Thu Feb 23 00:00:00 GMT 2017 bkanoy_MS_Raingarden_reporter7 American beautyberry Callicarpa americana Leaves Dropping (Late) 35.969120000000000 -78.945410000000000 74999
Thu Feb 23 00:00:00 GMT 2017 bkanoy_MS_Raingarden_reporter7 American beautyberry Callicarpa americana Flowers (None) 35.969120000000000 -78.945410000000000 75000
Thu Feb 23 00:00:00 GMT 2017 bkanoy_MS_Raingarden_reporter7 American beautyberry Callicarpa americana Fruit (None) 35.969120000000000 -78.945410000000000 75001
Thu Feb 23 00:00:00 GMT 2017 bkanoy_MS_Raingarden_reporter9 American beautyberry Callicarpa americana Leaves Unfolding (None) 40.000000000000000 -100.000000000000000 75005
Thu Feb 23 00:00:00 GMT 2017 bkanoy_MS_Raingarden_reporter9 American beautyberry Callicarpa americana Leaves Changing Color (None) 40.000000000000000 -100.000000000000000 75006
Thu Feb 23 00:00:00 GMT 2017 bkanoy_MS_Raingarden_reporter9 American beautyberry Callicarpa americana Leaves Dropping (None) 40.000000000000000 -100.000000000000000 75007
Thu Feb 23 00:00:00 GMT 2017 bkanoy_MS_Raingarden_reporter9 American beautyberry Callicarpa americana Flowers (None) 40.000000000000000 -100.000000000000000 75008
Thu Feb 23 00:00:00 GMT 2017 bkanoy_MS_Raingarden_reporter9 American beautyberry Callicarpa americana Fruit (None) 40.000000000000000 -100.000000000000000 75009
Thu Mar 09 00:00:00 GMT 2017 jeanmells American beautyberry Callicarpa americana Bud Burst 35.797400000000000 -78.634050000000000 75392
Thu Mar 30 00:00:00 GMT 2017 bkanoy_MS_Raingarden_reporter7 American beautyberry Callicarpa americana Bud Burst 35.968525000000000 -78.945072000000000 76501
Thu Mar 30 00:00:00 GMT 2017 bkanoy_MS_Raingarden_reporter6 American beautyberry Callicarpa americana Bud Burst 35.968525000000000 -78.945072000000000 76502
Tue Apr 11 00:00:00 GMT 2017 bkanoy_MS_Raingarden_reporter6 American beautyberry Callicarpa americana First Leaf 35.968525000000000 -78.945072000000000 77456
Wed Apr 19 00:00:00 GMT 2017 BasyauGarden American beautyberry Callicarpa americana Bud Burst 40.714820000000000 -74.318900000000000 79252
Wed Apr 19 00:00:00 GMT 2017 KateThome American beautyberry Callicarpa americana Leaves Unfolding (Late) 25.715280000000000 -80.250400000000000 86100
Wed Apr 19 00:00:00 GMT 2017 KateThome American beautyberry Callicarpa americana Leaves Changing Color (None) 25.715280000000000 -80.250400000000000 86101
Wed Apr 19 00:00:00 GMT 2017 KateThome American beautyberry Callicarpa americana Leaves Dropping (None) 25.715280000000000 -80.250400000000000 86102
Wed Apr 19 00:00:00 GMT 2017 KateThome American beautyberry Callicarpa americana Flowers (None) 25.715280000000000 -80.250400000000000 86103
Wed Apr 19 00:00:00 GMT 2017 KateThome American beautyberry Callicarpa americana Fruit (None) 25.715280000000000 -80.250400000000000 86104
Sun Jun 18 00:00:00 GMT 2017 kmburn04 American beautyberry Callicarpa americana First Flower 34.014268000000000 -87.362839000000000 86451

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