Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3627

Shrub; Tree
Perennial

Non-native: China, Japan & Korea
Documented growing wild in - - -

Look for it in suburban areas (it is sometimes planted as an ornamental and may persist or seed down in the immediate vicinity of the parent tree), per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
4 white or pink bracts surround a cluster of small flowers
Bisexual
4-merous
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Pinkish red to red
Drupe

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Cornus kousa   FAMILY Cornaceae

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH Cynoxylon kousa

 

COMMON NAME:
Kousa Dogwood