Taxon  Report   2390 
Cornus sericea  L.  ssp. sericea 
American Dogwood,  Creek Dogwood, red osier dogwood, redosier dogwood
Cornus sericea ssp. sericea, a dicot, is a shrub that is native to California and is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Cornus sericea ssp. sericea
© 2012 Julie Kierstead Nelson
Cornus sericea ssp. sericea
© 2004 Larry Blakely
Cornus sericea ssp. sericea
© 2003 Steve Matson
Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, wetland-riparian
Wetlands:Usually occurs in wetlands, but occasionally found in non wetlands [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
Toxicity: DERMATITIS   [California Poison Control System 2010]    
Genus: Cornus
Parent Record Cornus sericea.
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Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
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PLANTS: Cornus alba ssp. stolonifera
PLANTS: Swida sericea
PLANTS: Swida instolonea
PLANTS: Cornus stolonifera
PLANTS: Cornus stolonifera var. stolonifera
PLANTS: Cornus stolonifera var. interior
PLANTS: Cornus stolonifera var. coloradensis
PLANTS: Cornus stolonifera var. baileyi
PLANTS: Cornus sericea var. interior
PLANTS: Cornus sericea ssp. stolonifera
PLANTS: Cornus interior
PLANTS: Cornus instolonea
PLANTS: Cornus baileyi
PLANTS: Cornus alba
PLANTS: Cornus alba var. sibirica
PLANTS: Cornus alba var. interior
PLANTS: Cornus alba var. baileyi
PLANTS: Swida stolonifera
XWALK: Cornus californica
 Information about  Cornus sericea ssp. sericea  from other sources:

Nursery availability and horticultural info on CNPLX

Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images

website references on Google

Jepson eFlora (TJM2)

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

Original Publication citation. on the International Plants Names Index

Search (Flora of North America)

Search the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2015. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Mar 29, 2015).

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