Calflora
Taxon  Report   2390    
Cornus sericea  L.  ssp. sericea 
American dogwood,  Creek dogwood, Red osier dogwood, Redosier dogwood
Cornus sericea ssp. sericea
© 2003 Steve Matson
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Cornus sericea ssp. sericea
© 2004 Larry Blakely
Cornus sericea ssp. sericea
© 2012 Julie Kierstead Nelson
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
© 2013 Robert Steers/NPS
Family: CORNACEAE  
Genus: Cornus
Parent: Cornus sericea
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, wetland-riparian

Toxicity: DERMATITIS

Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Cornus alba ssp. stolonifera
PLANTS: Cornus sericea var. interior
PLANTS: Cornus stolonifera var. baileyi
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More information about  Cornus sericea ssp. sericea
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 (COSES)

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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