Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Actaea rubra -- (Red Baneberry)

presented by Susan McDougall

Actaea rubra

A low-to-middle elevation species of moist forest sites, Red Baneberry is named for its bright red berries that ripen in late summer.

Author: Susan McDougall
Grove of the Patriarchs trail, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7580, -121.5576, 2224
Date: August 1, 2013
Actaea rubra

There are several branched stems, and the leaves are on long stalks; they are divided into 3 lobes which are pinnately divided into toothed leaflets.

Author: Susan McDougall
Westside Road, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7428, -121.8988, 2203
Date: June 10, 2014
Actaea rubra

The white flowers have small petals and many stamens. Red Baneberry is a member of the Buttercup Family.

Author: Susan McDougall
Sunshine Point, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7385, -121.9159, 2080
Date: May 18, 2014

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