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Wasowski, Sally and Andy
Cornus amomum Mill.
Silky dogwood, Red willow, Silky cornel
Synonym(s): Swida amomum
USDA Symbol: coam2
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
The genus cornus is Latin for a horn.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Shrub Leaf:
Green Autumn Foliage:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr
, WV Canada: ON Native Habitat:
forested seasonal wetlands and floodplains, shrub
wetlands, stream and pond banks, clearings
Growing ConditionsWater Use: High
Light Requirement: Part Shade , Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist , Wet
CaCO3 Tolerance: Low
Soil Description: Clay, Loam, Sand
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
National Wetland Indicator Status
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.
From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
Mt. Cuba Center
- Hockessin, DE
Record Last Modified: 2010-09-09
Research By: TWC Staff