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Wildflowers
by common name

Baneberry
Baneberry
Actaea

Woodland Wildflower

Red or White (doll's eyes) berries

Actaea pachypoda - White Baneberry

Actaea ruba - Red Baneberry

Baneberry
Ripening red baneberries

Requirements:

Soil Type - Sandy loam, well drained, humus rich
Soil ph - Neutral
Water - Moist
Light - Full shade

     Characteristics:

Height Average - 1-2 ft., up to 3 ft.
Time of bloom - May - June
Flower colors - White
Propagation - Seed
Transplants - Fair

Red Baneberry Flowers
May 20, 2008

Red Baneberry - Actaea ruba has flower clusters that are more rounded than the white.

Baneberry
Red Baneberry flowers

White Baneberry flowers
May 20,2008

White Baneberry flowers - Actaea pachypoda