Montana Outdoors

July 29, 2017

Baneberry

Filed under: Wildflowers — Tags: , — montucky @ 9:19 pm

It fascinates me to see a plant in flower, then later to see its fruit. I probably should try to show this more often when I recognize both.

Baneberry

Baneberry ~ Actaea rubra: Photo taken on June 3.

Baneberry

Baneberry: Photo taken on July 20. (The fruit is most often red, but can also be white.)

While the blossom is very pretty and the fruit is quite attractive, all parts of this plant are highly poisonous. The common name “Baneberry” comes from the Anglo-Saxon “bana”, meaning “murderous”.

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