Wildflowers of New York

Actaea rubra

A photographic collection and brief reference to help identify Wildflowers found in New York

Red Baneberry
- Actaea rubra

Doll's Eye

All parts of the plant are poisonous, the berries especially so. As few as 2 berries can be fatal to a child The berries are extremely bitter so chances are they'd be spit right out minimizing the risk of poisoning. Birds on the other hand have no problem eating the berries and they're the main disperser of the seed.

Round flower clusters
Berries can occasionally be white (but I've never seen any white red berries)

Found: Open woodland, thickets, clearings - shady areas with moist soil
Height: 1 - 2 feet
May - June bloom time

Actaea rubra

red baneberry

Actaea rubra

Red Baneberry

Actaea rubra

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