Actaea pachypoda Elliott

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

Leaves and berries Scampston

Leaves and berries Scampston

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Family: Ranunculaceae

Genus: Actaea

Category: Perennial

Zones: 3 to 8

Size: To 30" tall and wide

Exposure: Part Shade, Shade

Description: 

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).

History: 

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

Native to the eastern and central US and Canada.

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My Experience: 

I saw this plant at Scampston in the UK.


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