Also called American dogwood.

Part of dogwood  genus Cornus in family Cornaceae.

Native to 🇨🇦 Canada, and 🇺🇸 USA West and North, extending into 🇲🇽 Mexico.   🗺 Map (North America, Central America).  Adobe Acrobat Reader file Invasive > 🌐︎ various

In areas where this plant is native, this plant is among the wet-loving (but terrestrial ) shrubs and trees planted to protect eroding streambanks, lakeshores, floodplains, stormwater detention ponds, road slopes and landslides, using a process called live-staking.

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 ◼︎ red osier or red-twig dogwood Cornus sericea

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