Actaea pachypoda Elliott

Baneberry, White Baneberry, Doll's Eyes, White Cohosh

Leaves and berries Scampston

Leaves and berries Scampston


Family: Ranunculaceae

Genus: Actaea

Category: Perennial

Zones: 3 to 8

Size: To 30" tall and wide

Exposure: Part Shade, Shade


White flowers in short terminal clusters in spring followed by white berries on thick, dark red stems. Compound leaves similar to Astilbe. Rabbit resistant (Oudolf).


Published in Sketch Bot. S. Carolina (Elliott) 2(1): 15 in 1821.

Native to the eastern and central US and Canada.


My Experience: 

I saw this plant at Scampston in the UK.

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