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Swida foemina

Swida foemina (Mill.) Rydb.

stiff dogwood


PLANT INDEX

ID_PLANT: SWFO
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Swida foemina
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Last Modified: 2021-11-23
SELECTED SYNONYM: Cornus foemina

GENUS INDEX

GENUS CODE: SWIDA
GENUS SCIENTIFIC: Swida
GENUS AUTHORITY: Opiz
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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: 15 - 25 feet, Spread 10 - 15 feet

DURATION: Perennial
HABIT: Shrub, Tree

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LEAF RETENTION: Deciduous

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BLOOM COLOR: White flowers
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NATIVE RANGE: southeastern United States

HORTICULTURAL
Plant Sale Text: Stiff dogwood, a multi-stemmed, shrub or small tree produces white flowers borne in upright, flat-topped cymes in the spring. In the late summer these flowers have developed into bright blue drupes eaten by several bird species, including migratory songbirds. Native chiefly to the coastal plain, stiff dogwood is found along stream banks, alluvial woods and swamp forests. In the landscape this species prefers moist partially shaded situations, and can tolerate extended periods of flooding.

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SOIL MOISTURE: Moist/Wet, Well-drained
LIGHT EXPOSURE: Sun, Part Shade
MINIMUM HARDINESS ZONE: 6
MAXIMUM HARDINESS ZONE: 9
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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
837 1985-0502 View
4671 1992-0827 View
4751 1993-0023 View



GRIM PLANTINGS

plt_num acc_id loc_num pers_num inst_dt Action
1586 837 160 NCBG staff 0000-00-00 View
1587 837 160 NCBG staff 0000-00-00 View
7000 4671 200 NCBG staff 1993-03-01 View
7089 4751 61 NCBG staff 1993-10-23 View

USDA PLANTS DATABASE

USDA Symbol: SWFO
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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.
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HERBARIUM RESOURCES

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

WEB RESOURCES

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

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