Cornus sericea ssp. sericea Cornus sericea, Red Osier Dogwood Cornus californica
Common Name Redosier Dogwood
Latin Name Cornus sericea
Native Habitat Wetland forest 0 to 9,000 feet
Soil Moist
Water Regularly
Height X Width 10 feet x 15 feet
Protective Mechanism None
Leaves Green, red in fall
Garden Suitability Songbird, Mountain, Butterfly, Fire Retardant, Ethnobotanical
Ornamental Value Shade, ref fall leaves, showy cream flowers
Nature Value Browse for wild animals, birds eat fruit
Native American Uses Red dye from bark, cordage made from bark, branches used in basketry, powdered bark used for tooth powder
Links  
    Images and data http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Osier_Dogwood
    Nursery, images and data http://www.laspilitas.com/nature-of-california/plants/cornus-stolonifera
    Images and data http://www.rook.org/earl/bwca/nature/shrubs/cornusser.html
    Images and data http://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=COSE16
    Images and data http://www.calflora.org/cgi-bin/species_query.cgi?where-calrecnum=2390
    Data http://www.fs.fed.us/database/feis/plants/shrub/corser/all.html
    Data http://www.pfaf.org/database/plants.php?Cornus+sericea
    Distribution map http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=COSE16
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