Calflora
Taxon  Report   2389    
Cornus sericea  L.  ssp. occidentalis  (Torr. & A. Gray) Fosberg
Western dogwood
Cornus sericea ssp. occidentalis
© 2018 Cynthia Griffin
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Cornus sericea ssp. occidentalis
© 2009 Margo Bors
Cornus sericea ssp. occidentalis
© 2013 John Doyen
Cornus sericea ssp. occidentalis, a dicot, is a shrub that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Cornus sericea ssp. occidentalis
© 2014 Zoya Akulova
Family: CORNACEAE  
Genus: Cornus
Parent: Cornus sericea
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Valley Grassland, (many plant communities), wetland-riparian

Toxicity: DERMATITIS

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Cornus ×californica
PLANTS: Cornus alba var. californica
PLANTS: Cornus alba var. occidentalis
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More information about  Cornus sericea ssp. occidentalis
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 (COSEO)

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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