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Flora:Western Bunchberry

From Oregon Hikers Field Guide

Bunchberries on Silver Star (Steve Hart)
Cornus unalaschkensis (formerly Cornus canadensis)
Dogwood Family


Alternate Names: Bunchberry Dogwood, Canadian Dogwood, Dwarf Dogwood, Western Bunchberry, Western Cordilleran Bunchberry

Color White.jpg
Petals Whitefour.jpg
Origin Native.jpg
Status Common.jpg

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Description

The Bunchberry is a tiny species of dogwood. They are common in deep forests all through the northwest.

Silver Star (Steve Hart)
Next to the Eagle Creek Trail (Steve Hart)
Silver Star (Steve Hart)
Bald Mountain (Steve Hart)
Silver Star (Steve Hart)


Tips on identifying Dogwoods

Small groundcover plant;flowerheads are made up of tiny grayish true flowers surrounded by four large white bracts creating the appearance of one large flower Western Bunchberry Cornus unalaschkensis
Small tree;flowerheads are made up of tiny grayish true flowers surrounded by four large white bracts creating the appearance of one large flower Pacific Dogwood Cornus nuttallii
Small tree or bush;flowerheads made up of many small white flowers Red Osier Dogwood Cornus sericea

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