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Actaea rubra ssp. arguta (Red baneberry)
Weyand, Phyllis

Actaea rubra ssp. arguta

Actaea rubra (Aiton) Willd. ssp. arguta (Nutt.) Hultén

Red Baneberry

Ranunculaceae (Buttercup Family)

Synonym(s): Actaea arguta, Actaea arguta var. viridiflora, Actaea rubra var. arguta, Actaea spicata var. arguta


USDA Native Status: L48 (N), AK (N), CAN (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Shape: Oblong , Oval
Fruit Type: Berry
Size Notes: Up to about 30 inches tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun


USA: AK , AZ , CA , CO , ID , MT , NM , NV , OR , UT , WA , WY
Canada: BC
Native Habitat: Woodland

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist

Web Reference

Webref 30 - Calflora (2018) Calflora
Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Actaea rubra ssp. arguta in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Actaea rubra ssp. arguta in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Actaea rubra ssp. arguta


Record Modified: 2023-05-03
Research By: TWC Staff

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