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Red Baneberry
Actaea rubra

Red baneberry is named for its bright red berries, which appear in summer. Red baneberry, in flower, looks very similar to white baneberry (Actaea pachypoda). The distinguishing feature is the stalk of each flower -- it is very slender in red baneberry, and thick in white baneberry.

• Family: Buttercup (Ranunculaceae)
• Habitat: woods
• Height: 1-2 feet
• Flower size: 1/4 inch across
• Flower color: white
• Flowering time: May to June
• Origin: native

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Last updated November 13, 2005. © 2005 Connecticut Botanical Society. All rights reserved.