Taxon  Report   2390    
Cornus sericea  L.  ssp. sericea 
American dogwood,   Creek dogwood,   Red osier dogwood,   Redosier dogwood
Cornus sericea ssp. sericea, a dicot, is a shrub that is native to California, and also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.
Siskiyou Del Norte Modoc Humboldt Shasta Lassen Trinity Plumas Tehama Butte Mendocino Glenn Sierra Yuba Lake Nevada Colusa Placer Sutter El Dorado Yolo Alpine Napa Sonoma Sacramento Mono Amador Solano Calaveras Tuolumne San Joaquin Marin Contra Costa Alameda Santa Cruz Mariposa Madera San Francisco San Mateo Merced Fresno Stanislaus Santa Clara Inyo San Benito Tulare Kings Monterey San Bernardino San Luis Obispo Kern Santa Barbara Ventura Los Angeles Riverside Orange San Diego Imperial

Bloom Period
Family: Cornaceae  
Genus: Cornus
Parent: Cornus sericea

Toxicity: DERMATITIS Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, wetland-riparian

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
JEFCornus Xcalifornica
PLANTSCornus alba ssp. stolonifera
PLANTSCornus alba var. baileyi
PLANTSCornus alba var. interior
PLANTSCornus alba var. sibirica
More information about  Cornus sericea ssp. sericea

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:   (Accessed: 05/19/2022).