Actaea rubra (Red Baneberry)

Actaea rubra

Quick Facts:

    Common Names: red baneberry, doll's eye, chinaberry
    Lifespan: Perennial
    Zones: 3 - 8
    Type: Forb

Actaea rubra, or Red Baneberry, grows in most of the United States except the south, where it can be found in woodland settings, either on the forest edges, or in the woods, it is often found in coniferous settings with acidic soil. The plant gets red berries in the fall.

Similar Species: White Baneberry (Actaea pachypoda) looks very similar to Red Baneberry. The two can be most easily distinguished when in fruit, as White Baneberry has white berries, while Red Baneberry has bright red berries.

In our yard, this grows in the Woodland Area.

Our growing score: 4

Other pictures of this plant:

               Seedpod                                           Leaf                                            Stem                                        Seed                                          Habit


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