Cornus rugosa

Family (Traditional)Cornaceae
SpeciesCornus rugosa Lam.
Common NameRoundleaf 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: Broadly Elliptic;Elliptic;Ovate; Leaf/Leaflet Margins: Entire;
Hypanthium: No; Perianth Absent: No; Flower Color2: White; Fruit Color: Blue ;
*Average C-Value: 7.5
C value 8
StatusNative; G5 (Global Rank)
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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


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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: Coffee (TN), Rutherford (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: MTSU, SWMT, UCHT

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1941 - 1986

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
MTSU016836 Rutherford Tennessee 18 Sep 1986 Richard Johnson
Cornus rugosa
SWMT02884 Tennessee 16 Apr 1941 Williamson
Cornus rugosa
UCHT021929 Coffee Tennessee
Cornus rugosa
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