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Cornus glabrata

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Brown dogwood
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Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Cornales
Family: Cornaceae
Genus: Cornus
Subgenus: Cornus subg. Kraniopsis
C. glabrata
Binomial name
Cornus glabrata
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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