Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Cornus racemosa Lam. image
Photographer: Paul Drobot           

Huge Wilson

John M. Schoeneker

Kenneth J. Sytsma

Merel R. Black

Merel R. Black

Merel R. Black

Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll

Paul Drobot

Paul Drobot

Paul Drobot

Paul Drobot

Paul Drobot

Paul Drobot
Family Cornaceae
Cornus racemosa Lam.
gray dogwood, northern swamp dogwood, panicled dogwood
Cornus: Latin cornu for "horn," probably referring to the hardness of the wood
racemosa: Latin for "having a raceme" (cluster of flowers each on its own stalk and arranged along a single central stem)
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Status: Native - potentially invasive
Plant: perennial, 6'-15' tall shrub, with smooth, gray twigs
Flower: white, 4-parted; inflorescence a loose, branched cluster (cyme); blooms May-June
Fruit:white berry, on red stems
Leaf:opposite, stalked, oval to lance-like with a long tip, pale below, 1.5"-4" long
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Cornus candidissima Marshall, non Mill.
Cornus foemina Mill., sensu Drescher (1933)
Cornus foemina Mill. subsp. racemosa (Lam.) J.S.Wilson
Cornus paniculata L'Hér.
Swida racemosa (Lam.) Moldenke

         
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