Have You Seen A Beautyberry Bush Before?

Have you seen a beautyberry bush before? The beautyberry bush is a wild bush here in South Florida. It is one of those lovely native plants that you will see on your walks through parks and wild areas as well.

Squirrels love the beautyberry! They will actually cut off a branch with their teeth and carry it up the tree with them. Beautyberries can be eaten by humans as well but are rather bland. I have heard that they make great jam if you add something else with them since they really don't have much of a flavor on their own. As I said, pretty but bland.

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Stefan Winter
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Never heard or seen one, but it sounds interesting especially since you can add it to jam. 

Sep 02, 2015 08:23 AM #1
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BJ, sounds like a lot of dames in L---pretty but bland! This one might even be more colorful than some of those blondies in Hollywood. 

Sep 02, 2015 08:24 AM #2
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I don't think I have Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional ....I bet residents really like having this one in their landscape ....

Have a great night!

Sep 02, 2015 08:37 AM #3
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I have not Barbara-Jo and I thank you for turning us on to something so cool that Mother Nature provides.

Sep 02, 2015 12:23 PM #4
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Barbara Jo, now a peanut butter and beautyberry sandwich on sourdough bread would totally hit the spot right now.

Sep 02, 2015 12:33 PM #5
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I may have seen them but did not know the name . Thank you for sharing.

Sep 02, 2015 09:45 PM #6
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Raymond E. Camp
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Good morning Barbara-Jo,

Now I have a name for the plant and will not be afraid to pop one in my mouth the next time.

Make yourself a great day.

Sep 02, 2015 10:13 PM #7
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Barbara Jo I believe I have seen one before - but didn't know that was what it was called!  Love the new profile pic too, Barbara Jo! :)

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I don't think I have seen one of these before, but they look really nice!  It kind of looks like the lantana that we have here in Arizona.

Sep 03, 2015 03:08 AM #9
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Barbara-Jo, with that much beauty they can afford to be bland. Besides … the squirrels will have more to eat. We can get our jam from the store.

I’ve never seen or heard of this bush before.

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I have seen these but didn't kow the name. Now I will know next time I see one. I'll watch for the squirrels too.

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thanks for the comments. We have these everywhere and I finally needed to know if they are worth collecting for the kitchen.............not. At least the squirrels do indeed win on this one!

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