Resembling the Red Baneberry in general habit and aspect. Leaflets usually more cut and the teeth and lobes sharply pointed. Flowers in oblong racemes; petals truncate at the apex; fruiting pedicels as thick as the peduncle or in fruit even thicker, with swollen ends, often reddish; berries short-oval, white, sometimes purplish at the ends. A variety with berries on thickened pedicels is occasionally seen.

In rich woods, Nova Scotia to Georgia, west to Minnesota and Missouri. Flowering in April and May or as late as the middle of June.

Memoir 15 N. Y. State Museum

Plate 63

B. White Baneberry; Snakeroot

B. White Baneberry; Snakeroot - Actaea alba