Taxon  Report   2388 
Cornus sericea  L.
American dogwood,  Creek dogwood, Redosier dogwood
Cornus sericea
© 2009 Keir Morse
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Cornus sericea
© 2012 Gary A. Monroe
Cornus sericea
© 2008 Keir Morse
Cornus sericea, a dicot, is a shrub that is native to California.

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Cornus sericea
© 2006 Shawn DeCew
Wetlands:Usually occurs in wetlands, but occasionally found in non wetlands [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
Toxicity: DERMATITIS   [California Poison Control System 2010]    
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
More information about  Cornus sericea
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
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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]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Oct 27, 2016).

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