Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


385

Shrub
Perennial

Native to North Carolina
Documented growing wild in - NC -

Rare in NC

Look for it in wet forests and thickets, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Opposite

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

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Gray then White
Drupe

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Cornus racemosa   FAMILY Cornaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 142-01-004:
Cornus racemosa   FAMILY Cornaceae

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

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Northern Swamp Dogwood, Gray Dogwood