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Actaea rubra ssp. rubra

Actaea rubra (Aiton) Willd. ssp. rubra

Red Baneberry

Ranunculaceae (Buttercup Family)

Synonym(s): Actaea spicata ssp. rubra


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


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Berry
Size Notes: Up to about 3 feet tall.

Bloom Information

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


USA: AK , CT , IA , IL , IN , KS , MA , ME , MI , MN , MT , ND , NE , NH , NJ , NY , OH , PA , RI , SD , VT , WI
Canada: NB , NS , PE

Web Reference

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


Record Modified: 2022-10-31
Research By: TWC Staff

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