Other common names:
Bunchberry Dogwood, Dwarf Cornel|
Cornouiller du Canada
Dogwood Family (Cornaceae)
Sub-Shrub; Very low plants, typical dogwood leaves, bright white flowers, red berries.
Summer; White; 4 parts (petals); White, tiny cluster, surrounded by white petal-like bracts.
Opposite/Whorled, Simple, Entire; Whorled on one tier. Occasionally on two tiers. Typical Dogwood style leaves.
5-15 cm (2-6 in)
Stem very short - this is a "subshrub".
Forests; Common in woods everywhere. Also in bogs.
The berries are edible, but hardly worth it due to the single hard seed at the center to which the edible part clings tenaciously.
Peterson's Field Guide to Wildflowers: 4
ROM Field Guide to Wildflowers of Ontario: 242
Newcomb's Wildflower Guide: 152
Origin and Meaning of Names:
Scientific Name: : of Canada
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