Taxon  Report   2390 
Cornus sericea  L.  ssp. sericea 
American dogwood,  Creek dogwood, Red osier dogwood, Redosier dogwood
Cornus sericea ssp. sericea
© 2003 Steve Matson
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Cornus sericea ssp. sericea
© 2013 Robert Steers/NPS
Cornus sericea ssp. sericea
© 2004 Larry Blakely
Cornus sericea ssp. sericea, a dicot, is a shrub that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Cornus sericea ssp. sericea
© 2012 Julie Kierstead Nelson
Genus: Cornus
Parent Record Cornus sericea
Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, wetland-riparian
Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands
Toxicity: DERMATITIS   [California Poison Control System 2010]    
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Accepted by JEF + PLANTS + JM93
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PLANTS: Cornus alba ssp. stolonifera
PLANTS: Cornus sericea var. interior
PLANTS: Cornus stolonifera var. baileyi
PLANTS: Cornus stolonifera var. coloradensis
PLANTS: Cornus stolonifera var. interior
PLANTS: Cornus stolonifera var. stolonifera
PLANTS: Cornus stolonifera
PLANTS: Swida instolonea
PLANTS: Swida sericea
PLANTS: Cornus sericea ssp. stolonifera
PLANTS: Cornus interior
PLANTS: Cornus alba var. baileyi
PLANTS: Cornus alba var. interior
PLANTS: Cornus alba var. sibirica
PLANTS: Cornus alba
PLANTS: Cornus baileyi
PLANTS: Cornus instolonea
PLANTS: Swida stolonifera
ICPN: Cornus californica var. nevadensis
ICPN: Cornus californica
More information about  Cornus sericea ssp. sericea
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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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Aug 19, 2018).

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