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Plant Leaf

Full Plant

Plant Berry/Flower

Latin Name: Cornus canadensis

Flower Description:

Tiny greenish to creamy white stalked flowers in the center of four large white bracts that look like petals. Bracts are broadly oval.

Season BloomSpring-Summer
HabitatPart shade, shade, sun; moist woods, swamps, bogs, stream banks. Likes to grow with pines.
Leaf DescriptionLeaves are whorled and are in pairs of 2-3. They are broad ovals, 1.5- 2 inches long with smooth edges. Lateral, deep veins similar to other dogwoods.
Soil Type Wet
Light Source Partial Shade