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Swida drummondii (C.A. Meyer) Soják. Midwestern Roughleaf Dogwood. Phen: Apr-Jul; Aug-Oct. Hab: Open woodlands and glades over calcareous rocks (limestone, calcareous shale); also naturalized in wetlands and slopes along old railroad tracks (in VA). Dist: NY, ON, and SD south to e. TN, nw. GA, LA, and TX. Reported as naturalized in City of Alexandria, VA (Simmons et al. 2020).

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Synonymy: = Cornus drummondii C.A.Mey. – Ar, C, FNA12, G, GrPl, GW2, Il, K1, K3, K4, Mi, NcTx, NY, Pa, Tx, Ferguson (1966c), Ferguson (1966d); > Cornus drummondii C.A.Mey. – F; > Cornus priceae Small – F; > Svida asperifolia – S, S13, misapplied; > Svida priceae (Small) Small – S, S13

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Wetland Indicator Status:

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

Heliophily: 5

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