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Cornus mas

Cornelian cherry dogwood

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassAsteridaeA large class that encompasses asters
OrderCornalesIncludes dogwoods, hydrangeas, stickleafs, tupelos, even sillyberries
FamilyCornaceaeDogwood family
GenusCornusLatin for “a horn”
Speciesmas

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Cornus mas description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.

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Cornus mas (Cornelian cherry dogwood)

9/7/2021 · Kennebec River Bridge, Bowdoinham, Maine
≈ 5 × 3½" (13 × 9 cm)

Cornus mas (Cornelian cherry dogwood)

9/7/2021 · Kennebec River Bridge, Bowdoinham, Maine
≈ 4½ × 3" (11 × 7.9 cm)

Cornus mas (Cornelian cherry dogwood)

9/7/2021 · Kennebec River Bridge, Bowdoinham, Maine
≈ 6 × 3½" (14 × 9.4 cm)

Cornus mas (Cornelian cherry dogwood)

9/7/2021 · Kennebec River Bridge, Bowdoinham, Maine
≈ 4½ × 3" (11 × 7.9 cm)