Cornaceae
Dogwood Family
1 genera
3 species
2 subspecies and varieties
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Cornus nuttalliimountain dogwood, Nuttall's dogwood, Pacific dogwood, western flowering dogwood
Distribution: Occurring on both sides of the Cascades crest in Washington; British Columbia south to California, east to Idaho.
Habitat: Open to rather dense damp forests, often along streams.
Origin: Native
Flowers: April-June
Cornus sericea
Distribution: Widely distributed throughout Washington; occurring in much of temperate North America.
Habitat: Moist soil, especially along streams, low to mid-elevations.
Origin: Native
Flowers: May-July
ssp. occidentalis – creek dogwood, western red osier
Cornus unalaschkensiswestern bunchberry
Distribution: Widely distributed on both sides of the Cascades in Washington; Alaska, much of Canada, and the northern tier of states in the United States.
Habitat: Moist woods, low to mid-elevations.
Origin: Native
Flowers: June-August