Wacky Wednesday: The White Baneberry

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This Wacky Wednesday we will be examining the White Baneberry. The pictures can be misleading on the size. The plant can grow to be 2 feet tall to 3 feet wide. You wouldn’t miss it if you saw it on a walk. However..

White Baneberry Plant
White Baneberry Plant

Although a beautiful plant, it has the ability to slow a human’s heart rate to death. Interestingly, it does not have an effect on birds that graze upon it. To the human touch, the red root can also be poisonous.

White Baneberry Plant
White Baneberry Plant

Next time you see this plant in the wild, admire it’s wackiness, but be sure to keep your distance.