Clusters of bright glossy purple berries around stems, Opposite leaves, Serrated edged leaves, Perennial, Deciduous Shrub, 3-5 ft Tall.
Found in woods, moist thickets, rich bottomlands, edges of wetlands in Coastal, Piney, and Oak Woodlands.
Green serrated symmetrical leaves. Elliptic shape with tapered ends. Half as wide as long, approximately 9 inches. Opposite of each other or in clusters of threes.
Small pink-white flowers that turn quickly to green (new/young) berries. Berries change color to Purple, or White.
Photos Hester Burch