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Actaea pachypoda (Doll's-eyes, White Baneberry) is a flowering plant in the family Ranunculaceae, native to eastern North America.
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It is a herbaceous perennial plant growing to 50 cm or more tall. It has toothed, bipinnate compound leaves up to 40 cm long and 30 cm broad. The white flowers are produced in a dense raceme about 10 cm long. Its most striking feature is its fruit, a 1 cm diameter white berry, whose size, shape, and black stigma scar give the species its other common name "doll's eyes".
White baneberry prefers clay to coarse loamy upland soils, and are found in hardwood and mixed-forest stands.
The berries are highly poisonous, and the entire plant is considered poisonous to humans. First Nations peoples are reported to have drank a tea made from the root of this plant after childbirth.
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