Actaea pachypoda, White Baneberry
Perennial wildflower that grows to two and a half inches. Leaves alternate, pinnate and large. Flowers are white and grow from a long peduncle. Fruit is a berry which become bright white with a pink / red pedicel.
Only during drought conditions, unpalatable.
All parts of the plant are toxic.
Gastrointestional upset, lack of coordination, diarrhea, colic, blisters in mouth, bloody urine, heavy breathing, excessive drooling, red mucous membranes.
Contains an oily glycoside, renunculin in it’ juice which is an irritant. Can be fatal.
*It should be noted that we are not veterinarians. This information is written specifically for horses and should be used for reference purposes only. If you think your horse has eaten something toxic call your vet right away.