Cornus stolonifera

Family (Traditional)Cornaceae
Species:Cornus stolonifera Michx.
Common NameRed Osier dogwood
Growth Habitshrub
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: No; Woody Herbaceous: Woody; Duration: Perennial; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: shrub; Region of Origin: North America; Reproductive Phenology: May; Reproductive Phenology: June; Reproductive Phenology: July; Leaf Arrangement: opposite; Leaf Complexity: simple; Leaf Dissection: 0; Leaf Fragrance: No; Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; Leaf Petiole Type: petiolate; Leaf Type: broadleaf; Leaf Venation: pinnate; Leaflet Margins: entire; Leaflet Number: 0; Anther Type: Dorsifixed; Base Flower Color: Green; Base Flower Color: White; Carpel Number/Pistil: 2; Fruit Dehiscence: No; Fruit Type: Drupe; Fruit Wet/Dry: Wet; Hypanthium Present: Yes; Inflorescence Position: terminal; Inflorescence Types: corymb/cyme/umbel; Ovary Position: Inferior; Overall Flower Symmetry: Actinomorphic; Ovules per Carpel: 1; Perianth Present: Yes; Petal Fusion: No; Petal Number: 4; Pistil Complexity: Compound; Pistil Number: 1; Placentation Type: Apical; Sepal Fusion: No; Sepal Number: 4; Sexuality: monoclinous; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A; Stamen Number: 4; Tepal Fusion: No; Tepal Number: 0
C value 4
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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.

  • State Boundaries
  • Counties
  • Counties - Species Present
  • 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


SynonymFull Citation
Cornus alba Cornus alba L.
Cornus alba subsp. stolonifera Cornus alba subsp. stolonifera (Michx.) Wangerin
Cornus alba var. alba Cornus alba var. alba
Cornus alba var. baileyi Cornus alba var. baileyi (Coult. & Evans) Boivin
Cornus alba var. interior Cornus alba var. interior (Rydb.) Boivin
Cornus alba var. sibirica Cornus alba var. sibirica
Cornus baileyi Cornus baileyi Coult. & Evans
Cornus instolonea Cornus instolonea A. Nels.
Cornus interior Cornus interior (Rydb.) N. Petersen
Cornus nelsonii Cornus nelsonii Rose
Cornus sericea f. interior Cornus sericea f. interior (Rydb.) Fosberg
Cornus sericea subsp. sericea Cornus sericea subsp. sericea L.
Cornus sericea subsp. stolonifera Cornus sericea subsp. stolonifera (Michx.) Fosberg
Cornus sericea var. baileyi Cornus sericea var. baileyi (J.M.Coult. & W.H.Evans) Mohlenbr.
Cornus sericea var. interior Cornus sericea var. interior (Rydb.) St. John
Cornus stolonifera Cornus stolonifera Michx.
Cornus stolonifera var. baileyi Cornus stolonifera var. baileyi (Coult. & Evans) Drescher
Cornus stolonifera var. coloradensis Cornus stolonifera var. coloradensis C.K.Schneid.
Cornus stolonifera var. interior Cornus stolonifera var. interior (Rydb.) St. John
Cornus stolonifera var. riparia Cornus stolonifera var. riparia Visher in Perisho & Visher
Cornus stolonifera var. stolonifera Cornus stolonifera var. stolonifera
Swida instolonea Swida instolonea (A. Nels.) Rydb.
Swida sericea Swida sericea (L.) Holub
Swida stolonifera Swida stolonifera (Michx.) Rydb.
Swida stolonifera var. riparia Swida stolonifera var. riparia Rydb.

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: Oldham (KY), Wolfe (KY), Coffee (TN), Rutherford (TN), Washington (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, ETSU, MTSU

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1991 - 2002

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
APSC0103731 Wolfe Kentucky
Cornus stolonifera
MTSU016839 Rutherford Tennessee 12 Nov 1991 Hope Dodson
Cornus stolonifera
MTSU016838 Coffee Tennessee 19 Oct 1991 Chris Bumgarner
Cornus stolonifera
ETSU008299 Washington Tennessee
Cornus stolonifera
APSC0103730 Wolfe Kentucky
Cornus stolonifera
APSC0084870 Oldham Kentucky
Cornus stolonifera
MTSU016840 Rutherford Tennessee 12 Sep 2002 Richie Wyckoff
Cornus stolonifera
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