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Cornus asperifolia

Cornus asperifolia Michx.

Eastern Roughleaf Dogwood, Tough-leaf Dogwood, Toughleaf Dogwood

Cornaceae (Dogwood family)

Synonym(s): Cornus foemina ssp. microcarpa, Swida asperifolia, Swida microcarpa

USDA Symbol: COAS2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Fruit Type: Drupe
Size Notes: Up to about 12 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun


USA: AL , FL , GA , MS , NC , SC
Native Habitat: Marl or limestone outcrops, hammocks, swamp margins.

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.

Web Reference

Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Cornus asperifolia in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Cornus asperifolia in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Cornus asperifolia


Record Modified: 2020-10-29
Research By: CBR

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