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Cornus suecica L.
Lapland cornel, Dwarf northern cornel, Eurasian dwarf cornel, Bunchberry
Synonym(s): Chamaepericlymenum suecicum, Cornella suecica, Swida suecica
USDA Symbol: COSU4
Cornus suecica ranges across the northern Holarctic, from northern Eurasia to far northeast and far northwest North America. It has small purple flowers surrounded by 4 bracts. This northern forest species and Cornus canadensis are the only herbs in the dogwood group, the other members being trees and shrubs.
The genus cornus is Latin for a horn.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Purple
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul
DistributionUSA: AK Canada: NL
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun , Part Shade , Shade
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
National Wetland Indicator Status
|Status:|| FAC |
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1
(Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here
for map of regions.
Record Last Modified: 2010-09-09
Research By: TWC Staff