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Purple berries

November 20, 2010
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A while ago, spotted a small bush which even though it had lost nearly all of its leaves, was nonetheless sporting lots of small purple berries.

Berries

Although the weather was rather overcast with gusts of wind, set up the tripod and mounted the macro lens on my camera to snap some photos of these lovely berries.

Have a few more photos of these berries on Flickr.

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. November 20, 2010 8:46 pm

    Fabulous colour. Do you know what the berries are? I’d like to grow them!

  2. Your Future permalink
    November 21, 2010 2:18 am

    Poison. They haven’t been eaten by any wild creature. Try eating them and post the results – if you survive 🙂

  3. Your Future permalink
    November 21, 2010 2:20 am

    Found them: BeautyBerries: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beautyberry

    The berries are toxic because they contain Borneol: “is an eye, skin, and respiratory irritant; and is harmful if swallowed.”

  4. November 21, 2010 2:39 pm

    @chriscaff
    Thanks! Checked your blog, some great shots on there. ^^
    @Your Future
    I shall respectfully decline to be the guinea pig for that experiment. ^^;; LOL. 😄
    Good find though. Am not sure exactly which species of Callicarpa it is, didn’t spot a tag still attached. Maybe the Murasakishikibu or Japanese Beautyberry?

  5. November 23, 2010 2:11 am

    Love the purple!!
    This is a gorgeous shot.

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