Cornus drummondii

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Cornus drummondii
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Flowers
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Cornales
Family: Cornaceae
Genus: Cornus
Subgenus: Swida
Species: C. drummondii
Binomial name
Cornus drummondii
C.A.Mey.[1]
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Natural range of Cornus drummondii

Cornus drummondii, commonly known as the Roughleaf Dogwood, is a small deciduous tree that is native primarily to the Great Plains and Midwestern regions of the United States. It is also found around the Mississippi River.[2] It is uncommon in the wild, and is mostly found around forest borders. The roughleaf dogwood is used as a buffer strip around parking lots, in the median of highways and near the decks and patios of homes. It can grow to a height of 15 to 25 feet (4.6 - 7.6 m) with a spread of 10 to 15 feet (3.1 - 4.6 m). The roughleaf dogwood flowers during the summer months. It produces off-white four-petaled open flowers that are followed by small white fruits that ripen from August to October. These dogwoods can form a dense thicket that is used as a hedge, border or cover for wildlife. At least forty species of birds are known to feed on the fruits of the Roughleaf Dogwood.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Taxon: Cornus drummondii C. A. Mey". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. 1999-05-10. Retrieved 2011-09-21. 
  2. ^ "Cornus Drummondii Range Map". United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2008-02-29. 
  3. ^ Gilman, Edward F.; Dennis G. Watson. "Cornus drummondii: Roughleaf Dogwood". Electronic Data Information System. University of Florida IFAS Extension. Retrieved 2011-09-21. 

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