A deciduous shrub or small tree frequently found in wet hammocks and floodplain forests throughout nearly the entire state The range extends throughout the southeastern United States, west into Texas, Oklahoma and Missouri, north into Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Virginia, Maryland, Delaware and New Jersey.
Growing to 8 m (26 ft.) tall, with opposite, simple lanceolate to elliptic leaves with entire, but wavy, margins. Small cream colored flowers are borne in clusters 3-7 cm (1-1/8 to 3-1/4 in.) across, typically between April and June. The fruit is a globular, blue drupe 4-6 mm (slightly less than 1/4 in.) in diameter.
More swamp dogwood flower photos can be seen on the flower fly page.
Cornus foemina is a member of the Cornaceae - Dogwood family.
Other species of the Cornus genus in the Wild Florida Photo database:
Cornus florida - FLOWERING DOGWOOD
Date record last modified: Aug 15, 2016