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