|Subgenus:||Cornus subg. Kraniopsis|
|Natural range of Cornus glabrata|
Cornus glabrata is a species of dogwood native to California and Oregon and known by the common names brown dogwood, smooth dogwood, and western cornel. This is a large shrub or thicket-forming bush with bright green leaves which turn red in fall. It bears plentiful clusters of fuzzy white flowers and bluish-white berries. This shrub is most often found near water, usually directly on the bank of a water source.
- Cappiello, P. and D. Shadow. (2005). Dogwoods: The Genus Cornus. Portland: Timber Press. page 59
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