Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Cornus alternifolia L.f. image
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Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll

Robert W. Freckmann

Robert W. Freckmann
Family Cornaceae
Cornus alternifolia L.f.
alternate-leaved dogwood, pagoda dogwood
Cornus: Latin cornu for "horn," probably referring to the hardness of the wood
alternifolia: alternate leaved
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Status: Native
Plant: perennial, to 30' tall tree; stems smooth, greenish bark
Flower: white, 4-parted; inflorescence a branched cluster (cyme); blooms May-June
Fruit:blue berry
Leaf:alternate, stalked, clusters at ends of the branches, oval-ovate, rounded base, 2"-4" long
Habitat: woods, woods edges
(Glossary)

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