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bundy105
Hopkins, MN

July 31, 2009
12:50 AM

Post #6887091

I have these plants in some forest undergrowth with clumps
of pure white shiny berries.

I am having trouble identifying this as all searches of plants
with such berries have leaves with smooth edges, but my
plant has jagged compound leaves (5 to a stem mostly, but
sometimes 3 to a stem).

Any ideas? thanks.


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KSBaptisia
Beatrice, NE
(Zone 5b)

July 31, 2009
12:59 AM

Post #6887135

White Baneberry (Actaea pachypoda).
claypa
West Pottsgrove, PA
(Zone 6b)

July 31, 2009
1:00 AM

Post #6887138

Probably White Baneberry or Doll's Eyes, Actaea pachypoda:

http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=ACPA
bundy105
Hopkins, MN

July 31, 2009
1:42 AM

Post #6887364

The leaves and berries seem to match the baneberry almost exactly.

The only thing that doesn't match quite is the stem of the berry. Web
pictures have relatively thick bright red stems. My picture doesn't
show the stems well, but my plant has rather thin stems and not that
bright red.




Malus2006
Coon Rapids, MN
(Zone 4a)

July 31, 2009
2:08 AM

Post #6887500

white berry form of red baneberry (they can be easily confused with White Baneberry)
bundy105
Hopkins, MN

July 31, 2009
2:38 AM

Post #6887661

That's the answer, I have the red baneberry with white berries. Pictures on the web match well to what I have with the thin stems. Sounds like nasty plant, all parts poisonous.

Thanks for answering everybody, I'll consider this one closed.

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