Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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Family Ranunculaceae
Actaea pachypoda Elliott
doll's-eyes, white baneberry
Actaea: an ancient Greek name, from its wet habitat and similarity to Sambucus leaves
pachypoda: with a thick foot or stalk
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, 1 1/2'-3' tall forb
Flower: white, 4-10-parted, petals falling off leaving numerous white stamens; mature stigma as wide or wider than the ovary; inflorescence a 2" dense, long-stalked cluster usually longer than wide; blooms May-June
Fruit:several seeded, white berry, occasionally red, on a pink to red, very thick stalk
Leaf:alternate; 2-3 times 3-parted into separate, sharply toothed, oval-oblong leaflets, usually hairless on the bottom
Habitat: moderate moisture; woods, forests; in rich soil
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Actaea alba auct. non (L.) Mill.
Actaea pachypoda Elliott f. microcarpa (DC.) Fassett
Actaea pachypoda Elliott f. rubrocarpa (Killip) Fernald

         
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