Cornus canadensis L.

Creeping Dogwood

Perennial herb to about 20 cm tall. Leaves to about 5 cm long, entire, elliptic to obovate in whorls of 4-6 with 1-2 pairs of foliage leaves below, more or less hairless below, vein pairs 2-3. Flowers in green, yellow or violet clusters; summer. Bracts 4, 1-2 cm long. Fruits 6-9 mm wide, red, spherical.


Source: Spencer, R. (2002). Cornaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 3. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 2. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

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Cornus canadensis 'Variegata'

Leaves variegated.

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Asteranae
order      Cornales
family       Cornaceae
genus        Cornus L.