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Baneberry

Actaea pachypoda

Description:

The berries are highly poisonous, and the entire plant is considered poisonous to humans. The berries contain cardiogenic toxins which can have an immediate sedative effect on human cardiac muscle tissue, and are the most poisonous part of the plant. Ingestion of the berries can lead to cardiac arrest and death. The berries are harmless to birds, the plant's primary seed dispersers.

Habitat:

native to eastern N. America

Notes:

I spotted this in the Jordan Valley.

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8 Comments

Harsha Singh
Harsha Singh 9 years ago

Thanks for encouragement Dan. : )

dandoucette
dandoucette 9 years ago

Thanks Karlo and done Harsha. What a great idea for a mission.

KarloVacko
KarloVacko 9 years ago

wow - amazing shot! i love this apperture...!

dandoucette
dandoucette 9 years ago

Thanks, these are cool looking berries, too bad they are so toxic!

surekha
surekha 9 years ago

They look attractive though! Interesting info!

Pulkit.Singal
Pulkit.Singal 9 years ago

beautiful !!

textless
textless 9 years ago

Interesting!

dandoucette
Spotted by
dandoucette

Ontario, Canada

Spotted on Oct 8, 2011
Submitted on Oct 9, 2011

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