Actaea Rubra also known as Red Baneberry or Chinaberry is a herbaceous plant from the Ranunculaceae family of plants. Actaea Rubra thrives in shady areas and moist soils. They are slow growers and they need to mature before they flower. Actaea Rubra produce beautiful red berries in late summer, early autumn.
The plant is native to North America is poisonous, native Americans used the juice from the berries to poison their arrows. In fact all the plant is poisonous but the berries are the most poisonous. They grow 18″ to 30″ tall they like slightly acidic soil and moist conditions. The seeds are slow to germinate sometimes it takes as long as two years. The flowers have a rosy fragrance and they bloom in late spring.