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Cornus racemosa Lam.
GRAY DOGWOOD
Swida racemosa

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Cornus racemosa, Grey Dogwood
© Copyright Sheryl Pollock 2011 · 8
Cornus racemosa, Grey Dogwood

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Cornus racemosa, Grey Dogwood
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Cornus racemosa, Grey Dogwood
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Cornus racemosa, Grey Dogwood

Cornus racemosa
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Cornus racemosa
Cornus racemosa
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Cornus racemosa

Cornus racemosa
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Cornus racemosa
Cornus racemosa, Grey Dogwood
© Copyright Sheryl Pollock 2011 · 5
Cornus racemosa, Grey Dogwood

Cornus racemosa, Grey Dogwood
© Copyright Sheryl Pollock 2011 · 5
Cornus racemosa, Grey Dogwood
Cornus racemosa
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Cornus racemosa

Cornus racemosa
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Cornus racemosa
Cornus racemosa
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Cornus racemosa

Cornus racemosa, whole tree or vine - general
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Cornus racemosa, whole tree or vine - general
Cornus racemosa, whole tree or vine - general
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Cornus racemosa, whole tree or vine - general

Cornus racemosa, fruit - immature
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Cornus racemosa, fruit - immature
Cornus racemosa, twig - orientation of petioles
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Cornus racemosa, twig - orientation of petioles

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FamilyScientific name @ source (records)
Andrenidae  Andrena brevipalpis @ CUIC_ENT (1)

Andrena integra @ AMNH_BEE (1)

Andrena milwaukeensis @ CUIC_ENT (1)

Andrena platyparia @ CUIC_ENT (2)

Andrena wilkella @ CUIC_ENT (1)
Aphididae  Anoecia querci @ NCSU_ENT (3)

Aphis cornifoliae @ I_DJV (1)
Dermateaceae  Pezicula cornicola @ BPI (1)
Diaspididae  Chionaspis corni @ CSCA_TCN (2)
Erysiphaceae  Phyllactinia corylea @ BPI (1)
Mycosphaerellaceae  Cercospora corni @ BPI (1)

Septoria cornicola @ BPI (3)
Polyporaceae  Perenniporia ohiensis @ BPI (1)

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Cornus racemosa Lam.

Cornus racemosa plant

Family - Cornaceae

Stems - Woody, multiple from base, to +/-3m tall. New season's growth densely pubescent. Twigs reddish.

Leaves - Opposite, petiolate. Petioles to +1cm long, densely pubescent. Blades broadly elliptic to broadly ovate, abruptly acuter to acuminate, entire, to +/-10cm long, +/-7cm broad, densely pubescent and green above (the pubescence erect to appressed), silvery-green and densely pubescent below.

Inflorescence - Terminal domed cymes, typically as high as broad when mature, to +/-9cm long (tall). Branches of inflorescence densely pubescent. The pubescence typically erect.

Flowers - Petals 4, distinct, +/-4mm long, 2mm broad, glabrous, acute, whitish. Stamens 4, alternating with petals, erect, exserted. Filaments to 4mm long, whitish, glabrous. Anthers yellowish, 1.1mm long. Style glabrous, whitish, 2.2mm long. Stigma capitate. Ovary inferior, 2-locular. Calyx tube pubescent, creamy white, 2mm long, 1.8mm in diameter, with 4 minute lobes. Lobes to .4mm long, acute.

Cornus racemosa flowers Flowers.

Fruits - White, globose, 5-6mm in diameter, on red stalks.

Cornus racemosa fruits Fruits.

Flowering - May - July.

Habitat - Moist ground, prairie borders, thickets, slopes, roadsides, sometimes cultivated.

Origin - Native to U.S.

Other info. - This plant produces many suckers and will form dense colonies if conditions are right. It flowers earlier than most other Cornus in the state.

Photographs taken at the Kansas City Zoo, 10-6-99 and 5-19-00.


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