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Swida alternifolia (Linnaeus f.) Small. Alternate-leaf Dogwood, Pagoda Cornel, Pagoda Dogwood, Blue Dogwood. Phen: Apr-Jun; Jun-Sep. Hab: Mesic to dry-mesic forests. Dist: NL (Newfoundland) west to MN, south to Panhandle FL, AL, s. MS, and AR.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Synonymy: = NE; = Bothrocaryum alternifolium (L.f.) Pojark.; = Cornus alternifolia L.f. – Ar, C, F, Fl5, FNA12, G, Il, K1, K3, K4, Mi, NY, Pa, RAB, Tat, Tn, Va, W, WH3, WV, Ferguson (1966c), Ferguson (1966d), Godfrey (1988); = Svida alternifolia – S, S13, orthographic variant

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FAC (name change)
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FAC (name change)
  • Great Plains: FACU (name change)
  • Midwest: FAC (name change)
  • Northcentral & Northeast: FACU (name change)

Heliophily: 2

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image of plant© Bruce A. Sorrie | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Gary P. Fleming | Original Image ⭷


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