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Bunchberry Dogwood - Cornus canadensis
Other Names:  Chamaepericlymenum canadense


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S4S5

Agency Status
USFWS:
USFS:
BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 7

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General Description
Stems erect, 5–20 cm with paired, narrowly elliptic, membranous bracts below. Herbage strigose. Leaves subsessile, paler beneath, 1–7 cm long, 4 to 7 whorled at stem tips, usually smaller pair below. Inflorescence a dense, capitate, hemispheric cyme subtended by 4 white, ovate, petal-like bracts, 6–25 mm long. Flowers: petals 1–2 mm long. Drupe red, 4–8 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
AK to Greenland south to CA, NM, OH, NJ; Asia (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 239

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Habitat
Deep, moist, coniferous forest, rarely on hummocks in fens; valleys to lower subalpine (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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