Woodland perennial with delicate, white, fragrant flowers and white berries.
Soil: Mesic (Moist). Acidic.
Sun: Part Shade – Shade
Height: 1-3 feet
Bloom Color: White. Fragrant!
Blooms: April – June
Suggested Uses: White Baneberry grows in rich woods. Use them in a woodland garden for naturalizing. A rich, moist, humus is necessary for this plant to grow nicely. Soil amendments and mulch may be used in our region of the state.
Range: U.S.: East of the Mississippi River, especially in New England. Minnesota: Found along the eastern border of Minnesota.
Pollinators: Pollinated by solitary bees and beetles. Birds (Ruffed Grouse, Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker and American Robin) eat and disperse the berries.
Flowers: Fragrant, white on thick stalks. Its white berries are poisonous to mammals. DO NOT CONSUME.
Leaves: Plants generally possess 2 to 3 large, trifoliate, compound leaves. Usually hairless.
More info: Looks very similar to Actaea rubra except A.pachypoda has white berries, flowers and fruit on thick stalks and typically has hairless leaves.
Other Names: Doll’s Eyes – berries are thought to look like a china doll’s eyes.
More information: USDA plant profile