Carolinas and Georgia

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Ranunculales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Actaea pachypoda   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Actaea pachypoda   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 076-08-001:
Actaea pachypoda   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Doll's-eyes, White Baneberry, White Cohosh


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Look for it in rich cove forests and slopes, per Weakley's Flora

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (rare in Piedmont & Coastal Plain)

 

shade ...Moist

LEAVES:
Complexly compound, with 2+ levels of pinnate and/or ternate compoundness
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
White
4-5 sepals
3-7 petals
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Aggregate of berries

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Actaea pachypoda   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

Doll's-eyes, White Baneberry, White Cohosh