This plant was seen by a friend of mine in Virginia. What is it? ignore the caption on the photo


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It looks to me like beautyberry. Here is a link to a species page to judge for yourself. It's a very common cultivar and I've heard of people using it to control garden pests.


Here is an image of American Beautyberry from gardenknowhow. enter image description here

It is often confused with Japanese Beautyberry which has smaller berries on stalks.

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    $\begingroup$ Though your proposed ID may be correct, please embed an image of the plant into your response, and possibly include a bit of general information. +1 if you can do this. $\endgroup$
    – user22020
    Commented Sep 27, 2017 at 21:32

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