Dogwood is a genus of 30-60 species of shrubs and trees, native to the Northern Hemisphere.

Part of family Cornaceae.

🚧 In the future, we will add here identi­fi­ca­tion paths for specific species of dogwood, probably starting with flowering dogwood  Cornus florida, Cornelian-cherry dogwood  Cornus mas, ◼︎ gray dogwood  Cornus racemosa and ◼︎ red osier dogwood  Cornus sericea.

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Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)

Cornus hosts caterpillars of 121 species
of butterflies and moths, in some areas.
  This plant is also known to be a host for (in areas where invasive) 🐝︎ spotted lanternfly (SLF)  Lycorma delicatula.

Learn more about dogwood genus Cornus (Cornus spp.)

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