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Actaea spicata

Elements of Structural and Systematic Botany

B and T World Seeds' Botanical Glossary

B and T World Seeds' reference number: 5664

The average, annual, minimum temperature zone where Actaea spicata is cold hardy
USDA Zone:4-
Type of plant - perennial
Flower or inflorescence: WHITE, to 1cm.dia.
Fruit: BLACK ov. berry 6-12mm.
Foliage: to 60cm. long 2-tern., unequal teeth
Height, in meters: 0.8
Height, in feet: 2.64
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Parts of Actaea spicata are considered toxic.

Synonyms (alternative names) for Actaea spicata:
Actaea nigra, Actaea spicata var. nigra, 

Common names for Actaea spicata:

Actee en epi,  Ahriges Christophskraut,  Black Berry,  Christophskraut,  Common Baneberry,  Czerniec,  Dolls Eyes,  Herb Christopher,  Hexenkraut,  Hierba de San Cristobal,  Radix Christophecinae,  Saint Christopher's Herb,  Wolfskraut, 

Actaea spicata is included in the following
B and T World Seeds flowering plant categories.

6:   Bulbous and Rhizomatous Plant Seed List
9:   Alpine and Rock Garden Seed List (Hardy and Tender)
36:   Herb Seed List Culinary Medicinal Dye and Aromatic
Not all medicinal, dye or aromatic plants are edible, some are toxic if eaten and others are dangerous if applied to the skin. Please check uses for plants.
74:   West Asian Native and Introduced Plants
78:   South Eastern European Native and Introduced Plants
101:   North West European Native Plant Seed List
130:   Ground cover Plant Seed List (see also List 133)
131:   Toxic Plants
Some of the deadliest known poisons are found in plants. Some major food plants, eaten by millions of people every day, have toxic parts.
165:   Shady Condition Plant Seed List
587:  Ranunculaceae
720:   Fire Resistant Plants
Different classes of resistance: some grow back, some don't burn, a few have highly inflammable leaves that leave the rest of the plant intact, some trees don't have lower branches.
952:   Wholesale Selection

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Germination guide for Actaea spicata

These notes are a general guide, it is recommended to check specialist literature for some of the more unusual seeds in our lists.
Seed Germination Theory and Practice by Professor Norman C. Deno
Some knowledge about growing from seed is necessary to germinate even the easiest seeds. Most seeds require humidity to germinate, even desert plants like Welwitschia mirabilis require that their growing medium remains moist until germination.

Most seeds require oxygen to germinate, if buried too deep in their growing medium, or if the medium is too wet, the seeds may not get the oxygen they require.
Some seeds need to be in the light (surface sown) or in the dark (sown deep enough to receive little or no light) to germinate. A rule of thumb is to cover the seeds their own width deep in the growing medium, but some seeds prefer to be sown much deeper, and some fairly large seeds like to be surface sown (or higher).
Many seeds germinate best at certain temperatures, some will germinate at a comparatively wide range of temperatures, yet others need fluctuating temperatures.
Almost all seeds are waiting in a dormant state for some outside stimulus to break their dormancy, some just need sufficiently high ambiant humidity, others need scarification, vernalization or to be passed through the intestines of an animal.

Actaea spicata seeds will usually germinate in 30-365 days, even under good conditions germination may be erratic.
Sow Actaea spicata seeds about 1mm deep in a Well drained seed sowing mix at about 15°C.

Actaea spicata seeds need to be "overwintered" before they will germinate.

Stratification; cold treatment or vernalization. Seeds of some species need just a couple of weeks, others 3 months. Seeds can be stratified in dampened peat or sand, in a plastic box or bag at 4°C or 5°C in a refrigerator. The seeds should not be frozen or in a wet medium. Very small seeds can be sown on the surface of their growing medium, in pots sealed in plastic bags, and kept in the 'fridge. Many vernalized seeds need light to germinate when they are sown in the "Spring".
Seed Germination Theory and Practice by Professor Norman C. Deno

(Pre-chill for 6-8 weeks).

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