Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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

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

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Northern Swamp Dogwood, Gray Dogwood


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image of Cornus 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.