Actaea rubra (Aiton) Willd.

Red Baneberry, Snakeberry


Family: Ranunculaceae

Genus: Actaea

Category: Perennial

Zones: 3 to 8

Size: To 3' tall

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade

Description: 

Divided, compound leaves. Leaflets deeply saw-toothed. White flowers in globular clusters at the leaf axils or stem ends in spring. Red berries on red stems. Moist, well-drained soil. Rabbit resistant (Oudolf).

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History: 

Published in Enum. Pl. (Willdenow) 561 in 1809.

Basionym Actaea spicata var. rubra Aiton.

Native to Russia, China and Japan, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Canada, northern, central and southwestern US.

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