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Plant Name:

Alternateleaf Dogwood

Scientific Name:

Cornus alternifolia


Alternateleaf Dogwood is a small deciduous tree or shrub with distinctive alternate leaves.


Forests, woodland edges, stream banks


Provides habitat and food for a variety of wildlife species, including birds and small mammals. The fruits are consumed by birds and mammals.

Growing Conditions:

Thrives in moist, well-drained soil in partial shade to full sun.


Alternateleaf Dogwood is often used as an ornamental plant in landscaping. It is also used for erosion control and restoration projects.

(please exercise caution and consult additional sources or experts before consuming any vegetation):


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Fun Facts:

Alternateleaf Dogwood gets its name from its unique alternate arrangement of leaves along the stems.

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