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Swida amomum

Swida amomum (Mill.) Small

silky dogwood

Swida amomum (Silky Dogwood)
Image ID: 13776
Image by: Sorrie, Bruce A.
Image Collection: NCBG Digital Library

PLANT INDEX

ID_PLANT: SWAM
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Swida amomum
Include in WOTAS: 0
Publish to Web: 1
Last Modified: 2021-11-23
SELECTED SYNONYM: Cornus amomum

GENUS INDEX

GENUS CODE: SWIDA
GENUS SCIENTIFIC: Swida
GENUS AUTHORITY: Opiz
GENUS COMMON:
GENUS SUMMARY: A genus of about 32 species, shrubs and trees, of North America, Central America, n. and w. South America, and Eurasia. See Cornaceae for discussion of generic treatment.
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FAMILY INDEX

FAMILY CODE: CORNAC
FAMILY SCIENTIFIC: Cornaceae
FAMILY AUTHORITY: (Berchtold & J. Presl) Dumortier 1829
FAMILY COMMON: Dogwood Family
FAMILY SUMMARY: A family of 2 genera and about 85 species, trees, shrubs, lianas, and subshrubs, semicosmopolitan (mainly northern hemisphere). The Cornaceae is best circumscribed to exclude Nyssa (Xiang et al. 2002).
FAMILY REFERENCE: Xiang et al. (2002); Kubitzki in Kubitzki (2004).

NCBG DESCRIPTIVES

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HEIGHT: height and Spread 6 - 12 feet

DURATION: Perennial
HABIT: Shrub

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LEAF RETENTION: Deciduous

FLORAL CHARACTERISTICS
SYMMETRY:
BLOOM TIME: May-Jul
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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BLOOM COLOR: Yellowish-white flowers
White Red Pink Orange Yellow Green Blue Lavender Purple Violet Brown Not Applicable
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FRUITING PERIOD: Aug-Sep.

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NATIVE RANGE: eastern United States

HORTICULTURAL
Plant Sale Text: Silky dogwood is a multi-stemmed shrub with a rounded to open habit found growing in low woods and along streams and swamp borders. Predominately in the mountains and piedmont, this species produces non-fragrant flowers borne in upright, flat-topped cymes. By August the flowers develop into attractive, blue drupes eaten by several bird species. In the landscape this species prefers moist, partially shaded situations, but also tolerates full sun on drier sites. It is best suited for massing, shrub borders and naturalizing in moist to wet soils.

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Cultural Notes:

SOIL MOISTURE: Average, Moist/Wet, Well-drained
LIGHT EXPOSURE: Sun, Part Shade, Shade
MINIMUM HARDINESS ZONE: 4
MAXIMUM HARDINESS ZONE: 8
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WILDLIFE VALUE: Bee Friendly, Butterfly Friendly, Bird Friendly
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GRIM ACCESSIONS

acc_id acc_num acc_dt coll_id Action
1913 1986-1698 View
3722 1991-0417 View
4559 1992-0715 View
5296 1995-0417 View
6039 1995-1170 View
6960 1998-0169 View
8854 2007-0170 2007-07-17 View
8977 1993-0022 0000-00-00 1651 View


GRIM COLLECTIONS

Coll_id Project Collection date Collector Action
434 SOS 2015-08-13 Heraty View
1651 HORT 1992-09-15 Bryan View


GRIM PLANTINGS

plt_num acc_id loc_num pers_num inst_dt Action
3030 1913 6 NCBG staff 1986-12-22 View
6028 3722 199 NCBG staff 0000-00-00 View
6888 4559 200 NCBG staff 1993-03-01 View
7088 8977 1 NCBG staff 1993-05-05 View
7752 5296 203 NCBG staff 1992-01-01 View
8689 6039 2 NCBG staff 0000-00-00 View
9825 6960 158 NCBG staff 1967-12-01 View
12108 8854 56 NCBG staff 1990-01-01 View

USDA PLANTS DATABASE

USDA Symbol: SWAM
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ABOUT FAMILY (Weakley Flora)
Cornaceae (Berchtold & J. Presl) Dumortier 1829 (Dogwood Family)
SUMMARY: A family of 2 genera and about 85 species, trees, shrubs, lianas, and subshrubs, semicosmopolitan (mainly northern hemisphere). The Cornaceae is best circumscribed to exclude Nyssa (Xiang et al. 2002).
REFERENCE: Xiang et al. (2002); Kubitzki in Kubitzki (2004).
ABOUT GENUS (Weakley Flora)
Swida Opiz ()
SUMMARY: A genus of about 32 species, shrubs and trees, of North America, Central America, n. and w. South America, and Eurasia. See Cornaceae for discussion of generic treatment.
REFERENCE:

HERBARIUM RESOURCES

SERNEC: Find Swida amomum in Southeast Regional Network of Experts and Collections (if available)
UNC SERNEC: Find Swida amomum in University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Herbarium - Southeast Regional Network of Experts and Collections (if available)

WEB RESOURCES

USDA: Find Swida amomum in USDA Plants
NPIN: Find Swida amomum in NPIN Database
FNA: Find Swida amomum in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Swida amomum

NCBG IMAGE RECORDS

ID IMAGE1: 13776
ID IMAGE2: 0
ID IMAGE3: 5016

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