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- Doll Eye-genus Actaea Hardy Planting Zones- 4-9 Sun or Shade – Partial Shade Mature Height - 1-3" Mature Width- 12" Bloom Season – Late Spring (May-June) Gardener Status- Novice
Baneberry - Actaea pachypoda
Baneberry plant can be created with oils by a herbalist and used to treat irregularity of menstrual cycles and also cramps and pains. This plant is also used to help with coughs and the common cold. It was used by the American Indians to treat these and also used for circulation problems and headaches. This herb needs to be used under the care of a herbalist or a doctor to make sure that the ingredients are right for the medicinal problem. The White Baneberry is a favorite perennial often used to attract birds, particularly upland game birds, to one's home or garden. The plant produces berries after its flowering season which are bright white and highly visible, and are a food source to many different types of birds. However, these berries (and the plant itself) are quite poisonous to people, and should not be planted in an area where small children have access to them without supervision. The bright white berries also appear to be little eyes that are watching over things. It normally blooms in the months of July and August and looks bright and adds lots of color and a very natural feel to all gardens. It thrives when planted in moist and well-drained soils and also in full. This plant can also be found growing in the wild in wooded areas that are moist and shaded. This is an excellent addition to all gardens and natural areas and is very easy to grow. They look great as they are in bloom and also brings a variety of birds that love to feast on the berries they produce. These are excellent choices when planting a natural area or landscaping a lawn. They display very bright and vivid green leaves as they grow to maturity.