Calflora
Taxon  Report   2389    
Cornus sericea  L.  ssp. occidentalis  (Torr. & A. Gray) Fosberg
Western dogwood
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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Bloom Period
Family: CORNACEAE  
Genus: Cornus
Parent: Cornus sericea

Toxicity: DERMATITIS

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

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
JEF + PLANTS: Cornus occidentalis
PLANTS: Cornus ×californica
PLANTS: Cornus alba var. californica
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More information about  Cornus sericea ssp. occidentalis

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]. 2020. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Sep 30, 2020).