This plant has clusters of small purple berries at junctions where the leaves meet the stem. The leaves are a medium green color and serrated at the edges. It's from Mission in the Lower Mainland region of British Columbia, Canada.

Is it a nightshade?

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No, it isn't nightshade, its Callicarpa americana, commonly known as Beauty berry. Many websites warn the berries are poisonous -they're not - but aren't at all tasty to eat anyway.



Looks like it's a Beauty Berry: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Callicarpa

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