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Red Baneberry (Actaea rubra) - Wildflowers

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Red Baneberry
Actaea rubra

Red Baneberry in flower
Red Baneberry in flower

Quick Profile

Exposure
Partial Sun/Shade
 
Mature Height
1 - 2 Feet
 
USDA Hardiness Zones
4 - 8 
 
Native To:
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Michigan
Ohio
Wisconsin
 
Soil Conditions
Moist, Well-Drained
 
Bloom Color
White
 
Bloom Season
May - June
 

Features

Clusters of small white flowers, followed by red berries in mid-summer.

Culture

Partial shade; moist, fertile soil.

Notes

Berries are poisonous.

This plant is commonly found in rich deciduous woods.

The status of Red Baneberry is "rare" in Indiana and "threatened" in Ohio.