Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3022

Subshrub, Forb
Perennial

Native: north of the Carolinas
Documented growing wild in - - -

Rare

Look for it in 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:
Red
Drupe

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Cornus canadensis   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

 

COMMON NAME:
Bunchberry, Dwarf Dogwood, Dwarf Cornel