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Actaea pachypoda

Native Plants

White Baneberry

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White baneberry (Actaea pachypoda) provides a long season of interest with its white bottlebrush-shaped inflorescences, deeply cut compound leaves, and clusters of white berries that are displayed on bright magenta-colored pedicels. White baneberry thrives in slightly acidic, moist, highly organic soil in filtered to part shade, but it tolerates drier soils. Throughout the summer, this unusual native woodland plant adds interesting texture and character to the garden, particularly in shady spots. White baneberry is an excellent complement to black bugbane (Actaea racemosa), broad beech fern (Phegopteris hexagonoptera), red trillium (Trillium erectum), rue-anemone (Thalictrum thalictroides), Canada lily (Lilium canadense), blue cohosh (Caulophyllum thalictroides), and plantain-leaf sedge (Carex plantaginea). Zones 3-8.

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  • Plant Type
  • Sun/Shade Conditions
    filtered-shade, partial-shade 
  • Foliage Character
  • Soil Moisture
    average, moist 
  • Flowering Period
  • Soil PH
    acidic, adaptable 
  • Flower Color
  • Summer Foliage Color
  • Fall Foliage Color
  • Other Common Names
    doll’s eyes 
  • Fruit/Seed Color