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Cornus occidentalis
creek dogwood, western red osier

Distribution: Occurring on both sides of the Cascades crest in Washington, through more common west of the crest; Alaska to California, east to Idaho, western Montana, and Nevada.

Habitat: Moist soil, especially along streams, from low to middle elevations.

Flowers: May-July

Origin: Native

Growth Duration: Perennial

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Pollination: Beetles


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Accepted Name:
Cornus occidentalis (Torr. & A. Gray) Coville
Publication: Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 4: 117. 1893.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Cornus sericea L. ssp. occidentalis (Torr. & A. Gray) Fosberg [JPM]
Cornus stolonifera Michx. var. occidentalis (Torr. & A. Gray) C.L. Hitchc. [HC]
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Cornus occidentalis in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database

WA Flora Checklist: Cornus occidentalis checklist entry

OregonFlora: Cornus occidentalis information

E-Flora BC: Cornus occidentalis atlas page

CalPhotos: Cornus occidentalis photos

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