The Beautyberry (Callicarpa americana) was fantastic last fall. This year I was able to figure out what the bushes were when they first bloomed.
The blooms appear along the stems in bunches.
They're in this green-berry stage a LONG time.
Finally the berries are ripe, and flower arrangers everywhere rejoice.
But this year we had such a dry September that I had a hard time finding any decent berries to photograph. Everything's so droopy.
The scientific name Callicarpa comes from the Greek words kallos (beautiful) and karpos (fruit).
Other words using this root include:
calligraphy (beautiful writing),
calliope (beautiful voice)
and callipygian (having a shapely butt).