Cornus sericea

ClassificationDicots
FamilyCornaceae
Family (Traditional)Cornaceae
GenusCornus
Species:Cornus sericea L.
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 5
StatusNative; G5T5 (Global Rank)
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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.

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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

SynonymFull Citation
Cornus candissima Cornus candissima
Swida interior Swida interior

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: Wolfe (KY), Coffee (TN), Jackson (TN), Rutherford (TN), Shelby (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: EKY, HTTU, MEM, MTSU, TENN

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1970 - 2005

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
HTTU033058 Jackson Tennessee
HTTU
Cornus sericea
TENN-V-0244070 Coffee Tennessee
TENN
Cornus sericea
MEM005855 Shelby Tennessee 18 Aug 1970 Elizabeth M. Browne, Edward T. Browne Jr.
70K24
MEM
Cornus sericea
31234100385648 Wolfe Kentucky 04 Oct 2004 Ross C. Clark
25569
EKY
Cornus sericea
MTSU016837 Rutherford Tennessee 02 May 2005 Andrea Wonnell
90
MTSU
Cornus sericea
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