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White Baneberry, Doll's Eyes - Actaea pachypoda


Family: Ranunculaceae - Buttercup family Genus Common Name: Baneberry Native Status: NativeDicot Perennial Herb
Actaea pachypoda - White Baneberry, Doll's Eyes. Poisonous, especially the berries. This member of the Buttercup family is found in every state in the eastern half of the United States. It is protected in New York and Florida.

Found in:
AL, AR, CT, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, NE, NH, NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, TN, VA, VT, WI, WV

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Actaea pachypoda

Distribution of Actaea pachypoda in the United States and Canada:
USDA Plants Distribution Map temporarily unavailable.
Blue=Native; Grey=Introduced

Map from USDA Plants Database:
USDA, NRCS. 2017. The PLANTS Database (http://plants.usda.gov, 23 Oct 2017). National Plant Data Team, Greensboro, NC 27401-4901 USA.

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Site: The Pocket at Pigeon Mountain, Walker County, GA Date: 2009-April-04Photographer: Gerald C Williamson
aka Doll's Eyes. Poisonous, especially the berries. The Pocket at Pigeon Mountain, Walker County, GA
Actaea pachypoda

Site: The Pocket at Pigeon Mountain, Walker County, GA Date: 2009-June-06Photographer: Gerald C Williamson
White Baneberry berries not ripe to the point of being the white Doll's Eyes we expect
Actaea pachypoda

Site: The Pocket at Pigeon Mountain, Walker County, GA Date: 2009-July-18Photographer: Gerald C Williamson
White Baneberry is also known as doll's eye because the berry turns white with a black dot, the appearance of a doll's eye.
Actaea pachypoda

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