Red Baneberry

Botanical nameActaea rubra

Variety: unknown

Location: Yellow Transparent Apple guild

Origin: North America

Description:

  • Herbaceous perennial
  • Poisonous red berries in late summer
  • White flowers in 3rd year in late spring
  • 1-3 ft
  • Part shade, full shade
  • Moist, rich, slightly acidic soil

Uses:

  • Food for birds and animals

Maintenance:

  • Mulch with composted leaves

Preparation:

Zone: 3-8

Sources: LBJ Wildflower Center; American Beauties Native Plants

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