Taxon  Report   93 
Actaea rubra  (Aiton) Willd
Bearberry,  Red baneberry, Western baneberry
Actaea rubra
© 2007 Louis-M. Landry
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Actaea rubra
© 2011 Aaron Arthur
Actaea rubra
© 2010 Barry Breckling
Actaea rubra, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California and is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Actaea rubra
© 2004 Jeff Abbas
Genus: Actaea
Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, Mixed Evergreen Forest, Redwood Forest
Wetlands:Usually occurs in non wetlands, but occasionally found in wetlands [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
More information about  Actaea rubra
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Oct 21, 2016).

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