This plant has poison characteristics. See below.
- Common Name(s):
- Baneberry, Doll's eyes, Necklace weed, White cohosh
- Perennials, Poisonous Plants, Wildflowers
Flowers resemble black cohosh but are in shorter, cylindrical cluster
- Perennial herbs from a thick rhizome; leaves spreading, pinnately divided with toothed leaflets; flowers small and white in a terminal, erect raceme; fruit white, red, or purplish black; berries with black tips, often on thick, red stalks
- May to June; berries July to Oct.
- 1-2 ft.
- Compound terminal leaves with several stalked, sharply toothed leaflets
- Small white flowers in a short, cylindrical cluster; very small petals; sepals fall as flower opens; one pistil per flower; cluster of egg-shaped, white berries with a purple spot; each berry stands on a thick, bright red stalk
- Rich humus soil; shade
- Poison Part:
- All parts, mainly berries and roots
- Poison Delivery Mode:
- Burning of mouth and throat; salivation; severe stomach cramps, headache, diarrhea; dizziness and halucinations
- Toxic Principle:
- Unknown, glycoside or essential oil, protoanemonin
- TOXIC ONLY IF LARGE QUANTITIES EATEN. CAUSES SEVERE PAIN IN THE MOUTH IF EATEN!
- Found in:
- Forest or natural area, rich woods; landscape, flower garden as herbaceous perennial
- Life Cycle:
NCCES plant id: 2463