We are doing a Bio project and need some help identifying species. We are in West Tennessee and these were taken in mid October. The plant is a bush with green (changing to yellow) leaves, they are ovalesque in shape. The berries are quite small and dark colored, a dark blue perhaps. They are smooth and not dimpled. Nor or they very clustered together.
SOLVED: Bush with small blue, grape like berries.
Not with opposite branching structure!
Ligustrum vulgare, or the wild privet. Very common to your area. This is also called the European privet. Found all over eastern mid-atlantic states. bob
Ligustrum vulgare I think has narrower leaves. Leaf shape suggests Ligustrum ovalifolium
Now I can see it - definitely Ligustrum as Resin mentioned earlier and I agree with the species as mentioned by singhg45