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  Actaea rubra (Aiton) Willd. image
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Family Ranunculaceae
Actaea rubra (Aiton) Willd.
red baneberry
Actaea: an ancient Greek name, from its wet habitat and similarity to Sambucus leaves
rubra: Latin for red
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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 narrower than the ovary; inflorescence a 2" ball-like, dense, long-stalked cluster usually about as wide as long; blooms May-June
Fruit:several seeded, red berry, occasionally white, on greenish, thin stalks
Leaf:alternate; 2-3 times 3-parted into separate, sharply toothed, oval-oblong leaflets often with some hairs in the bottom
Habitat: moderate moisture; woods, forests; in rich soil
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Actaea arguta Nutt.
Actaea arguta Nutt. var. viridiflora (Greene) Tidestr.
Actaea eburnea Rydb.
Actaea neglecta Gillman
Actaea rubra (Aiton) Willd. f. neglecta (Gillman) B.L.Rob.
Actaea rubra (Aiton) Willd. subsp. arguta (Nutt.) Hultén
Actaea rubra (Aiton) Willd. subsp. rubra
Actaea rubra (Aiton) Willd. var. arguta (Nutt.) Lawson
Actaea rubra (Aiton) Willd. var. dissecta Britton
Actaea rubra (Aiton) Willd. var. gigantea R.R.Gates
Actaea spicata L. subsp. rubra (Aiton) Hultén
Actaea spicata L. var. arguta (Nutt.) Torr.
Actaea spicata L. var. rubra Aiton
Actaea viridiflora Greene

         
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