Wildflowers of Toronto's High Park​​

Baneberry, white or Doll's Eyes  
​Actaea pachypoda 

Family: Buttercup/Crowfoot
Native to Ontario

Blooms: May to July
Habitat: Moist forest

​Height: Up to 80 cm

​Tiny flowers arrange in a cluster. Sepals and petals fall off as the flower opens, revealing many conspicuous white stamens. 

​The name "Doll's Eyes" pertains to the fruit - shiny white berries with a black dot on thick red stalks.  These are poisonous - hence the name "baneberry."