Vascular Plants - Cornaceae - Cornus:
Cornus nuttallii
Page Author: David Giblin
Pacific dogwood, western flowering dogwood, Nuttall's or mountain dogwood 
Blooms: April-June
Habit: tree,shrub
Duration: perennial
Origin: Native
Conservation Status: Abundant; of no concern.

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.
Species Description:

General: Deciduous, shrub-like to stately trees, 2-20 m. tall; bark smooth, brownish, the younger bark grayish-purplish.
Leaves: Leaves opposite, petioles 5-10 mm. long, the blades ovate-elliptic to obovate-elliptic, acuminate, 4-10 cm. long, soft-hairy on the underside.
Flowers: Flowers numerous in hemispheric heads 1.5-2 cm. broad, subtended by conspicuous white or pinkish-tinged, elliptic to rhombic-obovate bracts 2-7 cm. long, the heads developing in the fall and beginning to flower early in the spring as the leaves expand; sepals 4, very small; petals 4, greenish-white, purplish-tipped, 2.5 mm. long; stamens 4; style 1.
Fruits: Drupe bright red, 10 mm. long.
Accepted Name:
Cornus nuttallii Audubon ex Torr. & A. Gray
Synonyms:
(none)

Treated in Flora of the PNW as:
Cornus nuttallii
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria Specimens: View list of all Cornus nuttallii specimens in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WTU Herbarium Specimens: View list of Cornus nuttallii specimens in the WTU Herbarium database.

Washington Flora Checklist: Cornus nuttallii treatment.

E-Flora BC: Cornus nuttallii atlas page.

CalPhotos: Cornus nuttallii images.

USDA Plants Database: Cornus nuttallii.
Additional photographs of Cornus nuttallii:
(click on a thumbnail to view larger photo)

Clayton J. Antieau, 1983

Clayton J. Antieau, 1983

Clayton J. Antieau, 1988

Clayton J. Antieau, 1983

Clayton J. Antieau, 1983

Clayton J. Antieau, 1983

Clayton J. Antieau, 1983

Clayton J. Antieau, 2004

Clayton J. Antieau, 2004

Clayton J. Antieau, 2004

Ben Legler, 2003

Jim Riley

H. Tim Gladwin, 1986

H. Tim Gladwin, 1952

H. Tim Gladwin, 1987

H. Tim Gladwin, 1986

H. Tim Gladwin, 1982

Bud Kovalchik

Bud Kovalchik

Bud Kovalchik

Ben Legler, 2006

Ben Legler, 2006

Ben Legler, 2006

Ben Legler, 2006

G. D. Carr, 2007

G. D. Carr, 2002

G. D. Carr, 2002

G. D. Carr, 2002

G. D. Carr, 2002

Rod Gilbert , 2005

Rod Gilbert , 2005

Al Dodson, 2000

Paul Slichter, 2005

G. D. Carr, 2010

G. D. Carr, 2010

G. D. Carr, 2010

G. D. Carr, 2010

G. D. Carr, 2010

Susan McDougall, 2013

Susan McDougall, 2013

Susan McDougall, 2010

G. D. Carr, 2013

Susan McDougall, 2014

Brian Luther, 2016
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