Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2171

Shrub; Tree
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (rare in Mountains)

Look for it in swamps, streambanks, marshes, alluvial forests, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Spring
White to cream
Bisexual
4-merous
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer
Grayish->Bright blue
Drupe

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Cornales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Cornus stricta   FAMILY Cornaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Cornus foemina   FAMILY Cornaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 142-01-005:
Cornus stricta   FAMILY Cornaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Swida stricta

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Svida stricta

 

COMMON NAME:
Southern Swamp Dogwood


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_cofo_001_lvd

        

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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_cost13_001_lvd

        

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Keith Bradley    kab_cornus_stricta_73486

March    Collier County    FL

Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park

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Keith Bradley    kab_cornus_stricta_73495

March    Collier County    FL

Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park

picture of Cornus stricta, image of Cornus stricta

Keith Bradley    kab_cornus_stricta_73501

March    Collier County    FL

Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park

picture of Cornus stricta, image of Cornus stricta

Keith Bradley    kab_cornus_stricta_73718

March    Collier County    FL

Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park

picture of Cornus stricta, image of Cornus stricta

Mark A. Musselman    mam_swampdogwood051508

May    Dorchester County    SC

Audubon Center at Francis Beidler Forest

picture of Cornus stricta, image of Cornus stricta

JK Marlow    jkm140711_811

July    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

picture of Cornus stricta, image of Cornus stricta

JK Marlow    jkm140711_813

July    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

picture of Cornus stricta, image of Cornus stricta

JK Marlow    jkm140711_819

July    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

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JK Marlow    jkm140711_824

July    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

Twigs red to gray, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

picture of Cornus stricta, image of Cornus stricta

JK Marlow    jkm140711_826

July    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

picture of Cornus stricta, image of Cornus stricta

JK Marlow    jkm140711_828

July    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

picture of Cornus stricta, image of Cornus stricta

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_c_stricta_stiff_6

August    Gilmer-Murray Counties    GA

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_cornus_stricta

August        

Flowers borne in a flat 1-2.5" cluster, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.

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JK Marlow    jkm120910_557

September    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

Drupes grayish, becoming bright blue, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

picture of Cornus stricta, image of Cornus stricta

JK Marlow    jkm120912_695

September    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

Pith white in second-year stems, per Woody Plants of the Blue Ridge.


click here to see other plants that look similar to this COMPARE Silky Dogwood and Southern Swamp Dogwood

picture of Cornus stricta, image of Cornus stricta

JK Marlow    jkm120912_704

September    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

Usually 3-4 veins per leaf side, per Weakley's Flora.


click here to see other plants that look similar to this COMPARE leaves of Silky Dogwood and Southern Swamp Dogwood

picture of Cornus stricta, image of Cornus stricta

JK Marlow    jkm120912_709

September    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

Leaves glabrous beneath or with a few short, straight, appressed trichomes, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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JK Marlow    jkm120912_717

September    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

Drupes bright blue, globose, about 6-7mm in diameter, per Native Shrubs and Woody Vines of the Southeast.

picture of Cornus stricta, image of Cornus stricta

Ron Lance    rwl2171_a

September        

Fuit is grayish at first but becomes blue with age, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.