Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


386

Shrub; Tree
Perennial

Native: north & west of the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in - - -

Rare

Look for it in shrub swamps, bottomlands, suburban areas, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Opposite

RHIZOMES? STOLONS?
Stoloniferous

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

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
White
Drupe

 

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

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

INCLUDING & NOMEN DUBIUM PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Cornus sericea ssp. sericea   FAMILY Cornaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN The Biota of North America Program. BONAP (Kartesz, 2015)
Cornus alba var. alba

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Cornus stolonifera

SYNONYMOUS WITH -
Swida stolonifera

 

COMMON NAME:
Red Osier Dogwood, Bailey's Dogwood


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image of Swida sericea, Red Osier Dogwood, Bailey's Dogwood

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_cost4_001_lvd

        

image of Swida sericea, Red Osier Dogwood, Bailey's Dogwood

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_cornus_sericea3

May    Madison County    KY

Leaves have 5-7 veins on each side, and the inflorescence lacks bracts, per Weakley's Flora.