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Taxon  Report  
Cornus sericea  L.  ssp. occidentalis  (Torr. & A. Gray) Fosberg
Western dogwood
Cornus sericea ssp. occidentalis is a shrub that is native to California, and also found elsewhere in western North America.
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Bloom Period
Parent: Cornus sericea
Genus: Cornus
Family: Cornaceae  
Category: angiosperm  
PLANTS group:Dicot
Jepson eFlora section: eudicot

Toxicity: DERMATITIS

Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Valley Grassland, wetland-riparian, many plant communities

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTSCornus Xcalifornica
PLANTSCornus alba var. californica
PLANTSCornus alba var. occidentalis
JEF + PLANTSCornus occidentalis
PLANTSCornus stolonifera var. californica
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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]. 2022. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: 09/28/2022).