Baneberry (Actaea rubra)

Scientific Name:   Actaea rubra

Common Name:   Baneberry

Type:   Native

Toxicity:   Stomach irritant

Berries/Fruits:   Small clusters of berries in late summer. Some plants have red berries while others have slightly larger white berries.

Flowers:   Showy clusters of white flowers May-June

Description:   These plants grow at higher elevations (8000 feet) in cool, wet places. Grows 3 or 4 feet tall, has a thick stem and thick underground root, large featherlike leaves with a hairy underside. Poisonous parts: all parts, especially root stock and sap.