Common Name: Doll’s Eyes
- Habit: Perennial Herb
- Light: Shade (< 2 hrs. direct sun), Part Shade (2-5 hrs. direct sun)
- Water Needs: Average, Moist
- Height: 1-2′, 2-5′
- Flower: White, Apr. May
- Fruit: Small, white berries with a distinct black spot at the base.
- Fall Color: No
- Natural Habitat: Bottomland Deciduous Forest,
- Larval host for:
Actaea pachypoda or White Baneberry is a rhizomatous, deciduous perennial herb that grows in bottomland deciduous forests with moist soils. Leaves are alternate and compound with serrated margins. White flowers appear in April-May, followed by showy white berries that have a distinctive dark dot at it’s apex. The berries are foraged by a variety of birds, white-footed mice, and red-backed moles.