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Red Baneberry

Red Baneberry (Actaea pachypoda (Baneberry))

The prettiest Red berries...not edible!!

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They look like wax!

5 Jul, 2012


They sound kind of poisonous :o(

6 Jul, 2012


both of the baneberrys are poisonous...roots and berries especially. related to acanthus, a member of the buttercup family...(ranunculaceae) the White Baneberry is Actea pachypoda...also commonly known as "doll's eyes" because they are waxy white with a dark dot. I found a description of the effects of eating the berries..."burning mouth and throat, salivation, severe stomach cramps, headache, dizziness, hallucinations and diarrhea"...It also says that you would have to eat a lot of them to get the severe symptoms..but yuck! I've no interest in handling the seed, either. Have both the red and white but they are in different parts of the property.

8 Jul, 2012


like little lanterns.

9 Jul, 2012


Pretty, aye? they would be perfect for Christmas decor. too bad they don't dry well.

15 Jul, 2012

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