American beautyberry is a shrub native to Texas and the rest of the U.S. South. It grows wild around our property. We don't do anything to maintain it, yet it keeps coming back and entertaining us with its show of berries each fall. I've read that some birds love the berries, though I haven't seen any birds eating them myself. Admittedly, I haven't spent a lot of time watching the shrubs for birds, though. I hope it is true because we try to give the local wildlife as many native things to eat as possible. I would rather the birds fill up on beautyberries in the fall than our cherry tomatoes!
Regardless, I love the plants for their aesthetic value.
They earn their name, don't they?
Have a lovely weekend.