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Red-Osier Dogwood (Cornus sericea L.)

Also known as red osier, redosier dogwood; also classified as Cornus stolonifera Michx..

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Native or Not Present
Native or Expanded

This tentative map is based on our own research. It may have limited data on Canada and/or Mexico, and there is some subjectivity in our assignment of plants as introduced vs. expanded. Read more in this blog post.


BONAP lists this species as equivalent to Cornus alba var. alba, which is a non-standard practice that we were unable to find any documentation explaining. We also failed to find any other sources that made this identification. As such, we link to BONAP's map of this name, but do not list this name as an accepted synonym.

Most authorities consider Cornus alba L. a species limited to eastern Europe, east through Siberia to east Asia, and only occurring in North America as an introduction in Illinois.

Redosier Dogwood | Fire Effects Information System (FEIS) (About This Site)

Cornus sericea (Red-Osier Dogwood) | Illinois Wildflowers (About This Site)

Cornus sericea (Red-Osier Dogwood) | USDA PLANTS Database (About This Site)

Red Osier Dogwood | iNaturalist (About This Site)

Cornus sericea (Red Twig Dogwood) | Missouri Botanical Garden Plant Finder (About This Site)

Red-Osier Dogwood | Virginia Tech Dendrology Factsheets (About This Site)

Cornus sericea (redosier dogwood) | CABI Invasive Species Compendium (About This Site)

Cornus alba | Biota of North America Project (BONAP) (About This Site)

Cornus sericea | NatureServe Explorer (About This Site)

Cornus sericea | Flora of North America (About This Site)