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White Baneberry or Dolls Eyes

Actaea pachypoda

Description:

It is a herbaceous perennial plant growing to 50 cm or more tall (1½ to 2 feet tall and 3 feet wide). It has toothed, bipinnate compound leaves up to 40 cm long and 30 cm broad. The white flowers are produced in spring in a dense raceme about 10 cm long. Its most striking feature is its fruit, a 1 cm diameter white berry, whose size, shape, and black stigma scar give the species its other common name, "doll's eyes". The berries ripen over the summer, turning into a fruit that persists on the plant until frost. Fall foliage color may be yellowish, and is fairly unremarkable.

Habitat:

White baneberry prefers clay to coarse loamy upland soils, and are found in hardwood and mixed-forest stands.

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PeterChereshnoski
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PeterChereshnoski

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Spotted on Sep 10, 2011
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