Cornus stolonifera Michx.
FamilyCornaceae — APG family: Cornaceae
SynonymsSvida stolonifera (Michx.) Rydb., Cornus sericea L.
Common nameamerican dogwood
DescriptionShrub 2—-6 meters tall; branches reddish or brown, more or less pubescent, the lower often rooting at tip; leaves broadly ovate to oblong-lanceolate, acute, dark green and glabrous or sparsely strigillose above, paler and appressed-pubescent with short straight hairs beneath; inflorescence flat-topped, with minutely pubescent branches; petals white; style 1.5-2.2 mm long; fruit white, subglobose, glabrous to pubescent, containing somewhat flattened stone.
EcologyMoist woods, along streams. Described from Canada.
Specimens with leaves densely soft-pubescent beneath have been called var. Bailéyi (Coult. & Evans) Drescher (C. Baileyi Coult. & Evans). Specimens from the coast usually have less pubescent branches than those from the interior.
Hultén's Flora About

This is a digital representation of Eric Hultén’s ‘Flora of Alaska and Neighboring Territories: A Manual of the Vascular Plants’, which was published by Stanford University Press in 1968. The book was digitized by C. Webb (at UAMN) as part of the Flora of Alaska project, with funding by the US NSF (Grant 1759964 to Ickert-Bond & Webb), and with permission of Stanford University Press. Data and images © 1968 Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Jr. Univ. Usage licence: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0. NB: You may find OCR errors; please refer to the hard-copy if in doubt.