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Chamaepericlymenum Hill. Dwarf Dogwood, Dwarf Cornel, Bunchberry.

A genus of 3 species, perennial herbs, of n. Eurasia and n. North America. See Cornaceae for discussion of generic treatment. The regrettable polysyllables of the name Chamaepericlymenum makes the well-warranted recognition of the genus a tough sell; there's science, and then there's marketing.

Ref: Murrell & Poindexter (2016) In Flora of North America Editorial Committee (2016). Show full citations.

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image of plant© Alan Cressler: Cornus canadensis, Au Sable Point, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Alger County, Michigan 2 by Alan Cressler | Chamaepericlymenum canadense source | Original Image ⭷

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