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Directory of Wildflowers

Doll's Eyes, White Baneberry
Actaea pachypoda

Fruit of White Baneberry
Fruit of White Baneberry

Quick Profile

Exposure
Partial Sun/Shade
 
Mature Height
1 - 2 Feet
 
USDA Hardiness Zones
3 - 8 
 
Native To:
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Michigan
Missouri
Ohio
Wisconsin
 
Soil Conditions
Moist, Well-Drained
 
Bloom Color
White
 
Bloom Season
May - June
 

Features

Clusters of small, white flowers followed by white berries in mid-summer. Each berry has a black spot on it (like doll's eyes, thus the common name)

Culture

Partial shade; moist, fertile soil.

Notes

Berries are poisonous.

This plant is commonly found in rich, deciduous woods.