Actaea pachypoda Elliott
Family: Ranunculaceae
doll's-eyes,  more...
[Actaea alba auct. non (L.) Mill.,  more]
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Margery Melgaard  
Etymology: Actaea: an ancient Greek name, from its wet habitat and similarity to Sambucus leaves
Plants: erect, perennial, 1 1/2'-3' tall forb
Leaves: alternate; 2-3 times 3-parted into separate, sharply toothed, oval-oblong leaflets, usually hairless on the bottom
Flowers: white, 4-10-parted, petals falling off leaving numerous white stamens; mature stigma as wide or wider than the ovary; inflorescence a 2" dense, long-stalked cluster usually longer than wide; blooms May-June
Fruits: several seeded, white berry, occasionally red, on a pink to red, very thick stalk
Habitat: moderate moisture; woods, forests; in rich soil
Hazardous: Careful, this plant is hazardous!
Conservation Status: Native
- leaves 2-3 ternately compund

- leaflets sharply cleft and toothed

- inflorescence a short, thick, terminal raceme of whitish flowers

- fruits berry-like, white with a broad red or purple stigma (making it look like an eye)

- pedicels stout (nearly as thick as peduncle), stigmas during flowering broadly sessile at summit of ovary

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Aaron Carlson  
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Margery Melgaard  
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Aaron Carlson  
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Merel R. Black  
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Paul Drobot  
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Merel R. Black  
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Emmet J. Judziewicz  
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Merel R. Black  
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Merel R. Black  
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Aaron_Carlson  
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Aaron_Carlson  
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Actaea pachypoda image
Actaea pachypoda image
Deb Roe  
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Paul Drobot  
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Actaea pachypoda image
Aaron_Carlson  
Actaea pachypoda image
Actaea pachypoda image
Actaea pachypoda image
Paul Drobot  
Actaea pachypoda image
Aaron_Carlson  
Actaea pachypoda image
Aaron_Carlson  
Actaea pachypoda image
Actaea pachypoda image
Actaea pachypoda image
Derek Anderson  
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Kevin Fulk  
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Actaea pachypoda image
Actaea pachypoda image
Actaea pachypoda image
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