Doll’s Eyes, White Banebeny

Actaea pachypoda
Actée à gros pédicelles
Native to Canada
Eastern North America
Mixed woods, clearings
Partial Sun, Shade
Up to 2 feet (70 cm)

Blooms in:

Spring - Zone 5

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White baneberry (Actaea pachypoda) is a popular novelty plant to grow, due to its striking visual interest. In addition to its clusters of tiny white flowers, the plant produces white berries that have nearly black (actually deep purple) “pupils” that give the berries the appearance of traditional china doll’s eyes. These unique berries are supported on stems that are an attractive deep pink.

But before you set your heart on growing white baneberry, be aware that the plant is poisonous, including the leaves, stalk, and especially the berries. This is not a good choice of plant for gardens where children may roam.


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