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


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_coam2_001_lvd

        

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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_coam2_005_lvd

        

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JK Marlow    jkm0401e_02

January    Greenville County    SC

Roadside/creekside

Twigs reddish with appressed silky hairs, aromatic when scraped, per Woody Plants of the Blue Ridge.

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JK Marlow    jkm0405o_36

May    Greenville County    SC

Roadside

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JK Marlow    jkm0405u_10

May    Greenville County    SC

Roadside

Flat-topped clusters of yellowish-white flowers, per Gardening with the Native Plants of Tennessee.

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JK Marlow    jkm160513_041

May    Greenville County    SC

Bunched Arrowhead Heritage Preserve

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_cornus_amomum_1

May        

Flowers in pubescent, cymose inflorescences, per Native Shrubs and Woody Vines of the Southeast.

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Sam Pratt    sbp_20140521_170554

May    Spartanburg County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm0506h_08

June    Oconee County    SC

Creekside/Riverside

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JK Marlow    jkm0308k_16

August    Greenville County    SC

Roadside/creekside

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_c_amomum_silky_1

August    Floyd County    GA

Fruit a berry-like drupe, bluish with white blotches, per Wildflowers & Plant Communities of the Southern Appalachian Mountains and Piedmont.

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JK Marlow    jkm120912_730

September    Greenville County    SC

Usually 5 or more veins per leaf side, leaf base usually rounded or truncate, per Weakley's Flora.


click here to see other plants that look similar to this COMPARE leaves of Silky Dogwood and Southern Swamp Dogwood

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JK Marlow    jkm120912_731

September    Greenville County    SC

Pith brown in second-year stems, per Woody Plants of the Blue Ridge.


click here to see other plants that look similar to this COMPARE Silky Dogwood and Southern Swamp Dogwood

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JK Marlow    jkm120913_736

September    Greenville County    SC

Leaves arcuate-veined with close reddish hairs below, per Woody Plants of the Blue Ridge.

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JK Marlow    s081006_b

October    Greenville County    SC