Cornus stolonifera (red-osier dogwood)

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Key Characteristics

  • This shrub has opposite simple leaves, with latex in the veins, arcuate, acuminate, glabrous
  • Bark is red with corky lenticels, no vertical stripes (like Cornus amomum)
  • It is found on river floodplains
  • Twigs are glabrous, with white pith, red-wine colored, and the terminal bud is valvate

Sourced during a field lab in Fall 2011


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