Calflora
Taxon  Report   2386    
Cornus glabrata  Benth.
Brown dogwood
Cornus glabrata
© 2010 Vernon Smith
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Cornus glabrata
© 2014 Neal Kramer
Cornus glabrata
© J. E.(Jed) and Bonnie McClellan 2006 California Academy of Sciences
Cornus glabrata, a dicot, is a tree or shrub that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Cornus glabrata
© 2003 Yulan Tong
Family: CORNACEAE  
Genus: Cornus
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Valley Grassland, (many plant communities), wetland-riparian

Toxicity: DERMATITIS

Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Cornus costulata
More information about  Cornus glabrata
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 (COGL3)

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 17, 2018).

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