White Baneberry; Doll's Eyes
Actaea pachypoda / Buttercup Family
Height: 16" - 32"
April 10, 2005
This plant is also named "Doll's Eyes," (See Fruits and Seeds Gallery) which comes from the poisonous white fruits that ripen in the fall. The poison in this plant is protoanemonin. Baneberry is in the Buttercup Family. I found this one blooming along the Piney
River Trail in early April.
Where seen: Great Smoky Mountains NP, Pickett SP, Piney River Pocket Wilderness, Ijams Nature Center
Formerly known as: Actaea alba