White baneberry dolls eyes begins its life with fuzzy white flowers on a green stem and later develops white berries with a black dot in the middle.
White Baneberry Dolls Eyes
Stage 2 The Berries
Its fruit develops in late summer and early fall, it contains a cluster of white berries on a branched red stalk. The berries are toxic, except birds seem to be immune.
The black dot in the center of each berry that develops is how the plant receives its name. It’s often referred to as Doll’s Eye.
Historical Uses Now Prove Poisonous
- Tea was once brewed from the roots of the plant to treat headaches and pain during childbirth. Today we know the plant to be poisonous.
Pictures To Help Identify The Plant
Additional White Wildflowers, Weeds & Invasives That Could Be Found In Nature
You can find these white beauties blooming through the snow during the early spring in Wisconsin. They are escapees from gardens.
White campion is a weed and not a wildflower. It grows in most open habitats, particularly wasteland and fields, most commonly on neutral to alkaline soils.
The mayapple wildflower is native to WI and isn’t an impressively showy plant.
Unless you count the leaf size, which can grow up to 16 inches across and for its vast clumping of the plant and abilities to carpet an entire forest floor.