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Dolls Eye Dolls eyes Seed pod
DOLL'S EYE
Actaea pachypoda Crowfoot  Family  Ranunculaceae
May - June infrequent
Description: From 24 to 36 inches tall. Leaves are divided into groups of 3 toothed pointed segments. Flower rises from the stem tip and ending with an oval cluster os small white spiny flowers. Fruit appears in July - September. Fruit is white with a black dot which reembles a dolls eye. Fruit stalk is thick with a red tent. Other species A. rubra has red fruit, both species may be red or white and both are very poisonous. Also known as "White Baneberry"

Location: Rich woods, wooded roadside banks

Doll's Eye or White Baneberry
Doll's Eye
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Mid June (seed cluster progress)
Mature Seed Heads 8/13/2001
July 7                                                 August 13,2001 click here for closeup

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