Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2324

Shrub
Perennial

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

Uncommon (rare in Piedmont, rare in NC)

Look for it in mesic calcareous forests and thickets, shell middens, calcareous hammocks, per Weakley's Flora

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...Moist

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
White
Bisexual
4-merous
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
White
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 asperifolia   FAMILY Cornaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Cornus asperifolia   FAMILY Cornaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 142-01-006:
Cornus asperifolia   FAMILY Cornaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Swida asperifolia

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Eastern Roughleaf Dogwood


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picture of Cornus asperifolia, image of Cornus asperifolia

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_coas2_001_lvd

        

picture of Cornus asperifolia, image of Cornus asperifolia

Mark A. Musselman    mam_roughleafdog060310dz

June    Dorchester County    SC

Audubon Center at Francis Beidler Forest

Leaves scabrous, trichomes forked or curling, spreading or appressed, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

picture of Cornus asperifolia, image of Cornus asperifolia

Mark A. Musselman    mam_roughleafdogw060310

June    Dorchester County    SC

Audubon Center at Francis Beidler Forest

The inflorescence is a convex cyme, per Native Shrubs and Woody Vines of the Southeast.

picture of Cornus asperifolia, image of Cornus asperifolia

Mark A. Musselman    mam_roughleafdogw060310c

June    Dorchester County    SC

Audubon Center at Francis Beidler Forest

picture of Cornus asperifolia, image of Cornus asperifolia

Mark A. Musselman    mam_roughleafdogw060310e

June    Dorchester County    SC

Audubon Center at Francis Beidler Forest

picture of Cornus asperifolia, image of Cornus asperifolia

Mark A. Musselman    mam_roughleafdogw060310z

June    Dorchester County    SC

Audubon Center at Francis Beidler Forest

Flowers small, perfect, 4-merous. Inflorescence an open cyme, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

picture of Cornus asperifolia, image of Cornus asperifolia

JK Marlow    jkm160915_069

September    Beaufort County    SC

Green's Shell Enclosure Heritage Preserve

picture of Cornus asperifolia, image of Cornus asperifolia

JK Marlow    jkm160915_072

September    Beaufort County    SC

Green's Shell Enclosure Heritage Preserve

Upper surfaces of the leaves are rough to the touch, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.

picture of Cornus asperifolia, image of Cornus asperifolia

JK Marlow    jkm160915_073

September    Beaufort County    SC

Green's Shell Enclosure Heritage Preserve