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Key to Cornus

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(For a list of species in Cornus, use the above link.)

Jepson Manual glossary definitions can be seen by moving your cursor over words underlined with dots.

1. Inflorescence open, not head- or umbel-like, generally appearing with or after leaves, not subtended by bracts

2. Leaf  generally 2–5 cm, veins 3–4 pairs ..... C. glabrata

2' Leaf blade generally 5–10 cm, veins 4–7 pairs ..... C. sericea

3. Leaf generally dense-rough-hairy abaxially; petals 3–4.5 mm; stone generally 3-ridged on faces ..... subsp. occidentalis

3' Leaf generally ± glabrous to  abaxially; petals 2–3 mm; stone generally smooth on faces ..... subsp. sericea

1' Inflorescence head- or umbel-like, generally appearing before leaves, subtended by 4–7 showy or ± non-showy bracts

4. Inflorescence bracts 4, ± not showy, ± brown, generally with yellow marginsephemeral ..... C. sessilis

4' Inflorescence bracts 4–7, showy, ± white, persistent

5. Perennial herb, rhizomed; inflorescence bracts 4, 0.8–1.6 cm; fruit ± 8 mm, spheric ..... C. canadensis

5' Shrubtree, not rhizomed; inflorescence bracts 4–7, 4–6 cm; fruit 10–15 mm,  ..... C. nuttallii



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