Red Baneberry (Actaea rubra)

Red Baneberry

Scientific Name: Actaea rubra
Common Name: Red Baneberry
Description of facts and concepts: A bushy plant with saw-toothed leaves and clusters of white flowers. It produces a poisonous bright red fruit. Traditionally used to treat gynecological disorders, but reportedly had negative side effects.
Seed or division information: Seeds or bare root in fall
Date of flower’s bloom (Month and week): April-May  W4
Garden Name: Shady Woodland Garden
Color of Flower: White
Height: 24″
Spread: 18-20″
Family: Crowfoot
Soil Type: Base to Acidic Neutral Woodland Soil
Soil: Dry to Wet Moist
Light: Sun to Shade Shade to part shade
Zone 4-10 Zones 3-7