Baneberry – White

Actaea pachypoda

Family Buttercup (Ranunculaceae)
Bloom Spring
Habitat Wet, deciduous forest
Status Native
Cycle Perennial
Height 1-3′
Flower Flowers form a dense slightly elongated cluster of tiny white flowers about 1-3″ wide. Each of the individual flowers are about 1/4″ wide.
Leaf Leaves are 2-3 times pinnately compound. Each lef has about 5-20 coarsely toothed, oval-shaped leaflets with pointed ends.
Notes The fruit is a cluster of rather large white berries, each with a conspicuous dark spot. The stalks bearing the berries are red and the berries are poisonous.


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