Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Shrub
Perennial

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

Common

Look for it along shores, streams, bottomlands, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Wet ...Moist

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Opposite

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

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
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 amomum   FAMILY Cornaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Cornus amomum   FAMILY Cornaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 142-01-003:
Cornus amomum   FAMILY Cornaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH New England Wildflower Society’s Flora Novae Angliae (Haines, 2011)
Swida amomum var. amomum

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Silky Dogwood, Bush Dogwood, Silky Cornel