A. alba is even more conspicuous, with white berries on curiously thickened red stalks. At the tip of the berry is a black spot. Its compound, sharply-toothed leaves are broad and handsome. The berries of Actaea are poisonous.

Both species have a wide range in our Eastern woods, from New England southward.

The flowers of this species appear a little later than those of the red baneberry.