Fabulous Purple Berries! by Pat Yager

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These gorgeous purple berries caught my eye as we passed them on a sidewalk today. I have no idea what they are – can someone tell me? – but I had to get their picture!

Update: Thanks to BarbL and Barbara Phillips, this berry is now known as a French mulberry, aka American Beautyberry!


purple, shiny, berries, lavender

Besides photographing things I find beautiful, I love to paint in watercolor! It can be loads of fun, creating its own beautiful color combinations as they run together on the paper, or it can be surprisingly independent, doing “its own thing” where you pretty much have to give up control – one never knows! That’s all just part of the fun!

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  • katymckay
    katymckayover 4 years ago

    Sorry Pat..couldn’t tell you what they are…never seen purple berries before !!!but they look good !!!

  • Catherine Hamilton-Veal  ©
    Catherine Hami...over 4 years ago

    i haven’t a clue Pat. but arn’t they pretty.x

  • BarbL
    BarbLover 4 years ago

    Those are “American BeautyBerries” or also known as “French Mulberry”. The start out light green in color and as they ripen, they become this beautiful lavender color. They are native to the Pennsylvania area. Wonderful close-up, Pat!

  • Anna Shaw
    Anna Shawover 4 years ago

    Just such a beautiful shot. Well done dear Pat.

  • annalisa bianchetti
    annalisa bianc...over 4 years ago

    Gorgeous capture Pat !!!

  • Jim Phillips
    Jim Phillipsover 4 years ago

    I actually opened this last night, but decided to let my wife Barbara have a look, as she’s much better at identifying these things than I am. She wasn’t positive, but thought it was a Mulberry. I see in the meantime BarbL, has educated us properly. Beautiful shot regardless.

  • dougie1page2
    dougie1page2over 4 years ago


  • Anne Gitto
    Anne Gittoover 4 years ago

    Just beautiful.

  • Lozzar Flowers & Art
    Lozzar Flowers...over 4 years ago

    Lovely photo, beautiful colors.

  • MischaC
    MischaCover 4 years ago

    Congrats on the top 10 placing! Great shot of one of my favorite berries!

  • Thanks so much, Mischa! Didn’t think that pic would have a chance, but I really liked the shade of purple it has.

    – Pat Yager

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