Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Cornus canadensis L. image
Photographer: Kenneth J. Sytsma           

Botanical Illustration

Hugh H. Iltis

Hugh H. Iltis

Matthew L. Wagner

Merel R. Black

Merel R. Black

Christopher Noll

Paul Drobot

Paul Drobot

Steve C. Garske

Steve C. Garske

Steve C. Garske

Steve C. Garske
Family Cornaceae
Cornus canadensis L.
bunchberry, bunchberry dogwood, dwarf cornel
Cornus: Latin cornu for "horn," probably referring to the hardness of the wood
canadensis: of or referring to Canada
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, 2"-8" tall forb; with a woody rhizome
Flower: white, 4-parted, 3/4"-1 1/2" wide, bracts petal-like; solitary on a 3/4"-1" stalk; blooms May-July
Fruit:cluster of red berries
Leaf:short-stalked, 4-6 seemingly in a whorled cluster at the top and 1 or 2 pairs of tiny leaves below
Habitat: moist; forests, bogs; in acidic soil
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Chamaepericlymenum canadense (L.) Asch. & Graebn.
Cornella canadensis (L.) Rydb.
Cornus canadensis L. f. dutillyi Lepage
Cornus canadensis L. f. elongata M.Peck
Cornus canadensis L. var. dutillyi (Lepage) B.Boivin
Cornus canadensis L. var. intermedia Farr

         
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