SOLVED: Bush with small blue, grape like berries.

Piperton, TN

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.

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Beautiful, BC(Zone 9b)

Do you have a pic of the leaf?

Northumberland, United Kingdom(Zone 9a)

Maybe a privet Ligustrum sp.?

Resin

Beautiful, BC(Zone 9b)

I was thinking more of Ampelopsis.

Northumberland, United Kingdom(Zone 9a)

Not with opposite branching structure!

Resin

Deep Run, NC(Zone 7b)

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









Delhi, India

Ligustrum vulgare I think has narrower leaves. Leaf shape suggests Ligustrum ovalifolium

Northumberland, United Kingdom(Zone 9a)

Ditto to singhg45, not L. vulgare.

Resin

Piperton, TN

Here are some more images to help with classification. Thanks for your help!

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Beautiful, BC(Zone 9b)

Now I can see it - definitely Ligustrum as Resin mentioned earlier and I agree with the species as mentioned by singhg45

Piperton, TN

Thanks for all your help, everyone! We really do appreciate it!

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