Taxon  Report   2391    
Cornus sessilis  Torr.
Blackfruit dogwood,  Miners dogwood, Western cornelian cherry
Cornus sessilis
© 2019 Belinda Lo
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Cornus sessilis
© 2012 Belinda Lo
Cornus sessilis
© 2014 Julie Kierstead Nelson
Cornus sessilis, a dicot, is a tree that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.

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Cornus sessilis
© 2019 Belinda Lo
Genus: Cornus
Communities: Redwood Forest, Douglas-Fir Forest, Yellow Pine Forest, wetland-riparian


Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands

Habitat: streambanks

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

More information about  Cornus sessilis
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation


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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 22, 2019).