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White Baneberry
Actaea pachypoda

White baneberry has white flowers that bloom in May and June, and small white berries that mature through late summer and fall. The berries are poisonous and should not be consumed. This plant prefers moist conditions and medium shade.

USDA symbol: ACPA

General Information

Plant TypeForb
Height1.5 to 3 feet
Light ExposurePart Sun, Shade
Soil MoistureDry
Bloom ColorWhite
White Baneberry (White Baneberry<div><em class="small">Actaea pachypoda</em></div>)
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Flooding / Inundation ToleranceHigh
General Resilience4
Salt ToleranceLow
Stress ToleranceAlkaline Conditions

Pollinator Value: High

Bloom MonthsMay to June
Larval Host ofMoths
Specific Pollinators HostedEosphoropteryx thyatyroides
Pollinator BenefitInsect Pollinated, Supports Generalists

Project Planning

Project TypeRain Garden
Coefficient of Conservatism7
Herbivore SensitivityMedium
Rate of SpreadSlow
Soil StabilizationShallow
Vegetative ReproductionClonal


CountyCarlton, Chisago, Cook, Fillmore, Hennepin, Houston, Lake, Olmsted, Pine, St. Louis, Wabasha, Winona
EcoregionDriftless Area, North Central Hardwood Forests, Northern Lakes and Forests, Northern Minnesota Wetlands, Western Cornbelt Plains
Approximate Eco ProvinceEastern Broadleaf Forest, Laurentian Mixed Forest, Prairie Parkland