Cornus sericea

Family (Traditional)Cornaceae
SpeciesCornus sericea L.
Common Nameredosier dogwood
Growth Habitshrub
Plant NotesHabit: shrub; Woody/Herbaceous: woody; Terrestrial/Aquatic: Terrestrial;
Leaf Arrangement: Opposite; Simple/Compound: Simple;
Fruit Color: ;
*Average C-Value: 4.1
C value 4
StatusNative; G5T5 (Global Rank)
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** Not applicable or data not available.

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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 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, MTSU, TENN

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 2004 - 2005

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31234100385648 Wolfe Kentucky 04 Oct 2004 Ross C. Clark
Cornus sericea
HTTU033058 Jackson Tennessee
Cornus sericea
MTSU016837 Rutherford Tennessee 02 May 2005 Andrea Wonnell
Cornus sericea
TENN-V-0244070 Coffee Tennessee
Cornus sericea
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