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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (6/26/20):
Chamaepericlymenum canadense   FAMILY Cornaceae   Go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Cornus canadensis   FAMILY Cornaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH New England Wildflower Society’s Flora Novae Angliae (Haines, 2011)
Chamaepericlymenum canadense

 

COMMON NAME:
Bunchberry, Dwarf Dogwood, Dwarf Cornel


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image of Chamaepericlymenum canadense, Bunchberry, Dwarf Dogwood, Dwarf Cornel

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_chca24_001_lvd

        

image of Chamaepericlymenum canadense, Bunchberry, Dwarf Dogwood, Dwarf Cornel

JK Marlow    jkm090924_133

September    Hancock County    ME

Acadia National Park

Leaves in 2-4 pairs, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Chamaepericlymenum canadense, Bunchberry, Dwarf Dogwood, Dwarf Cornel

JK Marlow    jkm090924_137

September    Hancock County    ME

Acadia National Park

Herb or dwarf shrub from a woody rhizome, to 2dm tall, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Chamaepericlymenum canadense, Bunchberry, Dwarf Dogwood, Dwarf Cornel

JK Marlow    jkm130904_717

September    Washington County    ME

Four large bracts surround a central cluster of 4-petaled yellowish flowers, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Chamaepericlymenum canadense, Bunchberry, Dwarf Dogwood, Dwarf Cornel

JK Marlow    jkm130906_012

September    Washington County    ME

image of Chamaepericlymenum canadense, Bunchberry, Dwarf Dogwood, Dwarf Cornel

JK Marlow    jkm130906_015

September    Washington County    ME

Fruits are bright red drupes, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (6/26/20):
Chamaepericlymenum canadense   FAMILY Cornaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Cornus canadensis   FAMILY Cornaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH New England Wildflower Society’s Flora Novae Angliae (Haines, 2011)
Chamaepericlymenum canadense

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

3022

Subshrub; Forb
Perennial

Native: north of the Carolinas

Rare south of PA

Habitat: High elevation forests, in humus or on talus, under Betula cordifolia, Picea rubens, or Pinus rigida, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
4 white bracts surround cluster of yellowish flowers
Bisexual
4-merous
4 petals
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Red
Drupe

 

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