Highlights Nature Summer

Coastal Nature’s Wild Pops of Purple

Here’s a look at some wild and pretty purple blooms and berries that can be seen around Amelia Island as summer wanes into fall.

Nature Summer

Barrier Island Beautyberry Ripens

Brightly-colored fruit clusters of wild American Beautyberry can be seen around the island. Some make jam from berries.


The Unforgettable American Beautyberry

Take a nature walk in Amelia Island’s Egans Greenway or Fort Clinch State Park to see the fall color of American beautyberry. With its intense purple berry-like fruit in clumps along the stem (a shish-ke-bab for birds), once discovered is hard to forget.