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Cornus sericea

Common Name: Redoiser Dogwood
Cornus sericea
Cornus sericea

Scientific Classification

Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Tracheophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Cornales
Family: Cornaceae
Genus: Cornus
Species: Cornus sericea

Conservation Status

Identifying Features

Redoiser dogwood has distinct red branches.

The leaves are opposite and simple with curved veins following the outer edge of the leaf.

Habitat & Range

Like many dogwoods, this plant grows in moist soils. Its range spreads across much of North America.

Life Cycle

The flowers are white with 4 petals. The fruit is a berry on a red stem.

Featured image by James Dake.


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