If your out foraging in the woods, the purple berry clusters is about the only easy way to ID them for sure, from now till another month or two…unless the varmits strip the berries off first, but that don’t happen too quick. Mine are just now beginning to turn purple, the Houston guy is ahead of me by at least two weeks, Kentucky people will be behind me by a couple weeks.
Catching them when they are flowering is difficult, although the flower is beautiful, it is small and barely noticeable. I just like having the native stuff around because it is easy to thrive, it grows well in partial shade, and the berries make a nice autumn splash of color. Here is a good pix of the flowers, earlier this year.
I can send ya a small handful of seed, from last year… or wait a couple months for this years seed…yanno if you can’t find some seed on your own. I never tried growing them from seed, but it looks like you or at least one of those kids haz an ability that way Billy.