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Cornus sericea

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Year Published

2004

Publication

In: Francis, John K., ed. Wildland shrubs of the United States and its territories. Thamnic. Vol. 1. Gen. Tech. Rep. IITF-26. Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, International Institute of Tropical Forestry: 249-251.

Abstract

Redosier dogwood is a multistemmed, deciduous, stoloniferous shrub that grows 1 to 3 m tall and 3 m wide or more, often forming dense thickets. Leaves are opposite, simple, ovate to oblonglanceolate, acuminate, rounded at the base, 5 to 12 cm long, 2.5 to 6.4 cm wide, with petioles 1.3 to 2.5 cm long (Dirr 1998, Gleason and Cronquist 1991). Leaves are medium to dark green in summer, purplish to reddish in the fall, distinctly glaucous beneath, with five to seven lateral vein pairs. Stems are slender, upright, bright red to dark blood red, appressed pubescence on younger stems, with prominent lenticels, and a white pith (Dirr 1998).

Citation

Pijut, Paula M. 2004. Cornus sericea. In: Francis, John K., ed. Wildland shrubs of the United States and its territories. Thamnic. Vol. 1. Gen. Tech. Rep. IITF-26. Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, International Institute of Tropical Forestry: 249-251.

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