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Cornus sericea L. ssp. sericea
redosier dogwood



General Information
Symbol: COSES
Group: Dicot
Family: Cornaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Shrub
Tree
Native Status: CAN   N
SPM   N
L48   N
AK   N
Other Common Names: Siberian dogwood
Tatarian dogwood
Characteristics
Fact Sheet (pdf) (doc)
Plant Guide (pdf) (doc)
Data Source and Documentation
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Native Status:
lower 48 status L48    Alaska status AK    Hawaii status HI    Puerto Rico status PR    Virgin Islands status VI    Navassa Island NAV    Canada status CAN    Greenland status GL    Saint Pierre and Michelon status SPM    North America NA   

Images

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R.A. Howard. ©Smithsonian Institution. Courtesy of Smithsonian Institution, Richard A. Howard Photograph Collection. Canada, Nova Scotia, Cape Breton Island. Usage Requirements.

R.A. Howard. ©Smithsonian Institution. Courtesy of Smithsonian Institution, Richard A. Howard Photograph Collection. Usage Requirements.

R.A. Howard. ©Smithsonian Institution. Courtesy of Smithsonian Institution, Richard A. Howard Photograph Collection. Usage Requirements.

Robert H. Mohlenbrock. USDA SCS. 1989. Midwest wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide to plant species. Midwest National Technical Center, Lincoln. Courtesy of USDA NRCS Wetland Science Institute. Usage Requirements.

Brother Alfred Brousseau. Courtesy of St. Mary's College of California. ©St. Mary's College of California. Usage Requirements.

©J.S. Peterson. USDA NRCS NPDC. United States, CA, Sacramento, Garden. June 3, 2003. Usage Requirements.

©Al Schneider. Southwest Colorado Wildflowers. United States, CO, NM, AZ, UT, Four Corners vicinity, within 150 miles of the corners. Usage Requirements.

Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. 3 vols. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York. Vol. 2: 662. Courtesy of Kentucky Native Plant Society. Scanned by Omnitek Inc. Usage Requirements.

Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. 3 vols. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York. Vol. 2: 662. Courtesy of Kentucky Native Plant Society. Scanned by Omnitek Inc. Usage Requirements.

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Synonyms

Symbol Scientific Name
COAL80 Cornus alba L. p.p.
COALS Cornus alba L. ssp. stolonifera (Michx.) Wangerin
COALB Cornus alba L. var. baileyi (J.M. Coult. & Evans) B. Boivin
COALI Cornus alba L. var. interior (Rydb.) B. Boivin
COALS2 Cornus alba L. var. sibirica Lodd. ex Loudon
COBA6 Cornus baileyi J.M. Coult. & Evans
COIN5 Cornus instolonea A. Nelson
COIN6 Cornus interior (Rydb.) N. Petersen
COSES2 Cornus sericea L. ssp. stolonifera (Michx.) Fosberg
COSEI Cornus sericea L. var. interior (Rydb.) H. St. John
COST4 Cornus stolonifera Michx.
COSTB Cornus stolonifera Michx. var. baileyi (J.M. Coult. & Evans) Drescher
COSTC2 Cornus stolonifera Michx. var. coloradensis (Koehne) C.K. Schneid.
COSTI Cornus stolonifera Michx. var. interior (Rydb.) H. St. John
COSTS2 Cornus stolonifera Michx. var. stolonifera
SWIN Swida instolonea (A. Nelson) Rydb.
SWSE Swida sericea (L.) Holub
SWST2 Swida stolonifera (Michx.) Rydb.

Classification

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Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Rosidae
Order Cornales
Family Cornaceae – Dogwood family
Genus Cornus L. – dogwood
Species Cornus sericea L. – redosier dogwood
Subspecies Cornus sericea L. ssp. sericea – redosier dogwood

Subordinate Taxa

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Legal Status

Wetland Status

Interpreting Wetland Status

Synonyms

COAL80  Cornus alba L. p.p.

North America
Alaska FAC
Arid West FACW
Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain FACW
Eastern Mountains and Piedmont FACW
Great Plains FACW
Midwest FACW
Northcentral & Northeast FACW
Western Mountains, Valleys, and Coast FACW

Wildlife

Food

Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds
Quinlan Low

Cover

Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds
Quinlan Low

Sources

Quinlan, S.E., and S. Cuccarese. 2004. Native Alaskan and exotic plants used by wildlife. Alaska Department of Fish and Game. Anchorage.

Description of Values

Value Class Food Cover
High Average 25-50% of diet Regular source of cover
Low 5-10% of diet Infrequently used as cover
Minor 2-5% of diet Sparsely used as cover
Moderate Average 10-25% of diet Occasional source of cover