Cornus suecica L.
Lapland Cornel, Dwarf Northern Cornel, Eurasian Dwarf Cornel, Bunchberry
Cornaceae (Dogwood Family)
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.
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Purple
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul
Canada: NL , NS
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun , Part Shade , Shade
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
National Wetland Indicator Status
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Cornus suecica in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Cornus suecica in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Cornus suecica
MetadataRecord Modified: 2010-09-09
Research By: TWC Staff