Actaea rubra

Actaea rubra

Woodland perennial with delicate, white, fragrant flowers and red berries.

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Red Baneberry Category:


Key Information:

Soil:  Mesic (Moist). Acidic.
Sun:  Part Shade – Shade
Height:  1-3 feet
Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: May – June

More Details:

Suggested uses: Red Baneberry is found in woods thickets and on shaded slopes. Use them in a woodland garden for naturalizing. Red berries are very poisonous!

Range:  U.S.: Common throughout much of the U.S. except southern states. Minnesota: Common throughout MN except for a few southwestern counties.

Pollinators/Habitat: Pollinated by small beetles and native bees. Several birds species consume the berries and disperse seed.

Flowers: Globular, terminal, white cluster.

Leaves:  Trifoliate, compound leaves. Leaflets are deeply toothed. May be hairy.

Berries: Red berries on slender green stalks. Berries are poisonous to mammals.

Nearly identical to Actaea pachypoda, except A. pachypoda has white berries. A. rubra can occasionally have white berries too. The berries from both species are poisonous to mammals!

More information: USDA plant profile

Additional information

Weight 2 lbs




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