Gard. Dict. ed. 8, Cornus no. 5. 1768
Phenology: Flowering May–Aug; fruiting Aug–Oct.
Habitat: Alluvial woods, river and stream banks, wet meadows, marshes, ditches.
Elevation: 0–1500 m.
Ala., Conn., Del., D.C., Fla., Ga., Ill., Ind., Iowa, Ky., Maine, Md., Mass., Mich., Miss., Mo., N.H., N.J., N.Y., N.C., Ohio, Pa., R.I., S.C., Tenn., Vt., Va., W.Va.
The confusion regarding the name of this taxon dates to the description and plate by L. Plukenet (1691–1705, parts 3, 4) of the “Amomum Nova Angliae quorundum." In his protologue, Miller cited Plukenet and was the first to recognize the ovate-leaved, blue-fruited dogwood of eastern North America. O. A. Farwell (1931) and H. W. Rickett (1934) emphasized the essay by Miller following his description, which indicated red shoots and a whitish undersurface to the leaves; Farwell concluded that Cornus amomum is the correct name for the red-osier dogwood, treated here as C. sericea, whereas Rickett decided that the red shoots and whitish leaf undersurface comments by Miller were a misprint meant instead for C. candidissima, treated here as a synonym of C. racemosa. Because the majority of the description by Miller fits C. amomum better than C. sericea, the interpretation by Rickett is followed here.
Intermediates between Cornus amomum and C. obliqua are common where their ranges overlap; see the latter species for further discussion.
Putative hybrids between Cornus amomum and C. racemosa have been called C. ×arnoldiana Rehder; these have been reported from Massachusetts, Missouri, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.
|Author||Zack E. Murrell + and Derick B. Poindexter +|
|Common name||Kinnikinnik +|
|Distribution||Ala. +, Conn. +, Del. +, D.C. +, Fla. +, Ga. +, Ill. +, Ind. +, Iowa +, Ky. +, Maine +, Md. +, Mass. +, Mich. +, Miss. +, Mo. +, N.H. +, N.J. +, N.Y. +, N.C. +, Ohio +, Pa. +, R.I. +, S.C. +, Tenn. +, Vt. +, Va. + and W.Va. +|
|Elevation||0–1500 m. +|
|Habitat||Alluvial woods, river and stream banks, wet meadows, marshes, ditches. +|
|Illustration copyright||Flora of North America Association +|
|Illustrator||Yevonn Wilson-Ramsey +|
|Phenology||Flowering May–Aug + and fruiting Aug–Oct. +|
|Publication title||Gard. Dict. ed. +|
|Publication year||1768 +|
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|Special status||Endemic +|
|Synonyms||Swida amomum +|
|Taxon family||Cornaceae +|
|Taxon name||Cornus amomum +|
|Taxon parent||Cornus subg. Thelycrania +|
|Taxon rank||species +|
|Volume||Volume 12 +|