OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (6/26/20):
Swida racemosa   FAMILY Cornaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Cornus racemosa   FAMILY Cornaceae

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH Guide to the Vascular Plants of the Blue Ridge (Wofford, 1989)
Cornus foemina ssp. racemosa

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 142-01-004:
Cornus racemosa   FAMILY Cornaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH (MISAPPLIED) Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Svida femina

 

COMMON NAME:
Northern Swamp Dogwood, Gray Dogwood


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image of Swida racemosa, Northern Swamp Dogwood, Gray Dogwood

JK Marlow    jkm0406j_34

June    Macon County    NC

Huffman's Native Plant Nursery

A thicket-forming shrub with brown pith, per Native Shrubs and Woody Vines of the Southeast.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (6/26/20):
Swida racemosa   FAMILY Cornaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Cornus racemosa   FAMILY Cornaceae

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH Guide to the Vascular Plants of the Blue Ridge (Wofford, 1989)
Cornus foemina ssp. racemosa

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 142-01-004:
Cornus racemosa   FAMILY Cornaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH (MISAPPLIED) Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Svida femina

 

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385

Shrub
Perennial

Native to North Carolina

Rare in NC

Habitat: Wet to moist forests and thickets, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Opposite

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

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Gray then White
Drupe

 

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