Calflora
Taxon  Report   2385    
Cornus canadensis  L.
Bunch berry,  Bunchberry
Cornus canadensis
© 2006 Louis-M. Landry
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Cornus canadensis
© Corsi 2013 California Academy of Sciences
Cornus canadensis
© 2010 Louis-M. Landry
Cornus canadensis, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 2B.2 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA; common elsewhere).   8th Edition

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Cornus canadensis
© 2014 Barry Rice
Family: CORNACEAE  
Genus: Cornus
Communities: Redwood Forest, Douglas-Fir Forest, Yellow Pine Forest, wetland-riparian

Toxicity: DERMATITIS

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Chamaepericlymenum canadense
PLANTS: Cornella canadensis
PLANTS: Cornus canadensis var. dutillyi
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More information about  Cornus canadensis
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (COCA13)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 18, 2018).

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