Scientific Name: Actaea pachypoda
Common Name: white baneberry, doll's eyes
Family Name: Ranunculaceae
Origin: Canada - eastern, U.S. - northeast
Hardiness Zone: Zone 3: (-40 to -34 °C)
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial
Mature Size: 0.7 - 1.3m x 1.0 - 1.5m (height x width)
Habit: Arching
Form: Oval - vertical
Texture: Medium
Landscape Uses: Fragrance, Perennial border, Waterside planting, Woodland margin
Exposure: Part sun/part shade, Filtered shade, Deep shade
Soil or Media: Humus rich, Well-drained
Leaves: Lobed, Compound, Opposite, Heavily veined, Glabrous, Tripinnate, Obovate, Ovate, Dentate
Flowers: Raceme, White, May-Jun
Fruit: Berry (true), White, Aug-Sep-Oct, (Persistent)
Key ID Features:
Leaves opposite, trice-compound, with toothed and lobed pinnae, ovate-obovate, 4-11cm long x 1-6cm wide; florets white and small, in terminal racemes above the foliage; berries white, each with a dark spot formed by the flower stigma, nicely contrasting with their red-pink stalks.