Taxon  Report   2389 
Cornus sericea  L.  ssp. occidentalis  (Torrey & A. Gray) Fosb.
western dogwood
Cornus sericea ssp. occidentalis, a dicot, is a shrub that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Cornus sericea ssp. occidentalis
© 2013 John Doyen
Cornus sericea ssp. occidentalis
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Cornus sericea ssp. occidentalis
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Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Valley Grassland, (many plant communities), 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
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PLANTS: Cornus ×californica
PLANTS: Cornus alba var. californica
PLANTS: Cornus alba var. occidentalis
PLANTS: Cornus stolonifera var. californica
PLANTS: Cornus stolonifera var. occidentalis
TJM2 + PLANTS: Cornus occidentalis
 Information about  Cornus sericea ssp. occidentalis  from other sources:

Nursery availability and horticultural info on CNPLX

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Jepson eFlora (TJM2)

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

Original Publication citation. on the International Plants Names Index

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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]. 2015. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Mar 29, 2015).

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