American beautyberry Verbenaceae Callicarpa americana
Leaf:Opposite, simple, elliptical to ovate, serrated margin, 3 to 5 inches long, fuzzy above and below, green above, white woolly beneath.
Flower:Small, pink to bluish, tubular, appearing from leaf axils in mid to late summer.
Fruit:Numerous, small, 1/4 inch in diameter, bright purple, ripens in late summer to early fall.
Twig:Slender to moderate, scruffy gray-scaly and brown, light lenticels, oval leaf scar with a single bundle scar, buds small and naked or with a few scales.
Bark:Brown with numerous raised lenticels.
Form:Open shrub reaching heights up to 6 feet.