Cornus obliqua

ClassificationDicots
FamilyCornaceae
Family (Traditional)Cornaceae
GenusCornus
SpeciesCornus obliqua Raf.
Common Namesilky dogwood
Growth Habitshrub
Plant NotesLeaf Persistance: Deciduous; Habit: shrub; Woody/Herbaceous: woody; Terrestrial/Aquatic: Terrestrial;
Leaf Arrangement: Opposite; Simple/Compound: Simple; Leaf Complexity: 0; Leaf Type: Broadleaf; Leaf Veination: Pinnate; Petiole Type: Petiolate; Leaf/Leaflet Shapes: Elliptic;Lanceolate;Narrowly Elliptic;Ovate; Leaf/Leaflet Margins: Entire;
Hypanthium: No; Perianth Absent: No; Fruit Color: ;
*Average C-Value: 4.9
C value 5
StatusNative; AGCP (FACW), EMP (FACW) (NWPL); TN[S2] KY[SNR] (State Rank); G5 (Global Rank)
Specimen(s) View and Download Specimen Details »

** Not applicable or data not available.

Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

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Ecoregions
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim

Synonyms

No synonyms exist for this species.

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Campbell (KY), Clinton (KY), Franklin (KY), Fulton (KY), Graves (KY), Hopkins (KY), Jessamine (KY), Kenton (KY), Laurel (KY), Lewis (KY), McCracken (KY), McCreary (KY), Menifee (KY), Powell (KY), Pulaski (KY), Russell (KY), Warren (KY), Wayne (KY), Whitley (KY), Wolfe (KY), Cheatham (TN), Claiborne (TN), Montgomery (TN), Rutherford (TN), Warren (TN), White (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, BOON, EKY, HTTU, TENN

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1949 - 2018

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31234100858560 Powell Kentucky 09 May 1973 Johnnie B. Varner
7871
EKY
Cornus obliqua
31234100857976 Powell Kentucky 18 Sep 1988 R.C. Clark
22029
EKY
Cornus obliqua
31234100393378 Menifee Kentucky 21 Jun 1987 A. Rentas
99
EKY
Cornus obliqua
31234100394186 Franklin Kentucky 18 Jun 1981 Hal Bryan & Steven Rice
FR-292
EKY
Cornus obliqua
TENN-V-0164633 White Tennessee
TENN
Cornus obliqua
015343 Montgomery Tennessee
BOON
Cornus obliqua
APSC0103494 Campbell Kentucky
APSC
Cornus obliqua
APSC0085755 McCreary Kentucky
APSC
Cornus obliqua
APSC0018106 Montgomery Tennessee 05 Sep 1949 Alfred Clebsch
996
APSC
Cornus obliqua
APSC0048319 Cheatham Tennessee
APSC
Cornus obliqua
APSC0115143 Warren Kentucky
APSC
Cornus obliqua
APSC0095212 Kenton Kentucky
APSC
Cornus obliqua
APSC0103493 Wolfe Kentucky
APSC
Cornus obliqua
APSC0072896 Warren Tennessee
APSC
Cornus obliqua
APSC0020336 Montgomery Tennessee
APSC
Cornus obliqua
TENN-V-0164631 Claiborne Tennessee
TENN
Cornus obliqua
TENN-V-0164632 Montgomery Tennessee
TENN
Cornus obliqua
015344 Montgomery Tennessee
BOON
Cornus obliqua
APSC0093912 Pulaski Kentucky
APSC
Cornus obliqua
APSC0018110 Montgomery Tennessee 2008-May Dwayne Estes and Edward W. Chester
09883
APSC
Cornus obliqua
APSC0069201 Whitley Kentucky
APSC
Cornus obliqua
APSC0085204 Lewis Kentucky
APSC
Cornus obliqua
APSC0032366 Cheatham Tennessee
APSC
Cornus obliqua
APSC0085201 Wayne Kentucky 09 Aug 1981 Max Medley
APSC
Cornus obliqua
APSC0106455 Clinton Kentucky 22 Aug 2018 Mason Brock
APSC
Cornus obliqua
APSC0010547 Rutherford Tennessee 18 Aug 1994 Milo Pyne with D.Campbell, G.Call
94-260
APSC
Cornus obliqua
APSC0115142 Russell Kentucky 26 Jul 1988 G.P. Johnson
APSC
Cornus obliqua
APSC0007162 Montgomery Tennessee 29 Apr 2010 Kim Norton
377
APSC
Cornus obliqua
APSC0072897 Warren Tennessee
APSC
Cornus obliqua
APSC0077369 McCreary Kentucky
APSC
Cornus obliqua
APSC0085202 McCreary Kentucky
APSC
Cornus obliqua
APSC0091164 Hopkins Kentucky
APSC
Cornus obliqua
APSC0102327 Jessamine Kentucky
APSC
Cornus obliqua
APSC0091162 Pulaski Kentucky
APSC
Cornus obliqua
APSC0110780 Franklin Kentucky
APSC
Cornus obliqua
APSC0091425 Graves Kentucky
APSC
Cornus obliqua
APSC0115136 Warren Kentucky
APSC
Cornus obliqua
APSC0107689 Franklin Kentucky
APSC
Cornus obliqua
APSC0085222 McCreary Kentucky
APSC
Cornus obliqua
APSC0018109 Montgomery Tennessee 13 Sep 1956 Alfred Clebsch
APSC
Cornus obliqua
APSC0103492 Menifee Kentucky
APSC
Cornus obliqua
APSC0085203 Fulton Kentucky
APSC
Cornus obliqua
APSC0042525 Montgomery Tennessee
APSC
Cornus obliqua
APSC0115145 Warren Kentucky
APSC
Cornus obliqua
APSC0018107 Montgomery Tennessee 13 Oct 2008 Dwayne Estes
10114
APSC
Cornus obliqua
HTTU029403 McCracken Kentucky
HTTU
Cornus obliqua
APSC0093916 Laurel Kentucky
APSC
Cornus obliqua
APSC0018172 Montgomery Tennessee
APSC
Cornus obliqua
APSC0018105 White Tennessee 25 Jul 2010 Dwayne Estes
11711
APSC
Cornus obliqua
APSC0085515 Pulaski Kentucky
APSC
Cornus obliqua
APSC0093928 McCreary Kentucky
APSC
Cornus obliqua
APSC0087340 Lewis Kentucky
APSC
Cornus obliqua
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Cornus obliqua - Dwayne Estes
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Cornus obliqua - Dwayne Estes
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Cornus obliqua - Dwayne Estes