TOMPKINS COUNTY FLORA
Cornus amomumMill.
Mitchell NYNYFA TCUSDA NY
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Silky Dogwood

Cornaceae

We only have C. amomum subsp. obliqua in our area, with narrower leaves, cuneate bases, and papillose lower surface. C. amomum subsp. amomum occurs mostly south of our range, and has slightly broader leaves with usually rounded or truncate bases and lacks papillae on the lower surface. USDA PLANTS treats subsp. obliqua as a separate species, C. obliqua, and does not recognize subspecies within C. amomum sensu stricto.
CAYUGA FLORA (1926) NOTES: Low grounds in alluvial or gravelly soils, without apparent relation to lime, but not actually in peat bogs; common. June 15-July 10, and often again July 25-Aug. 5. Newf. to N. Dak., southw. to Fla., La., and Tex. ; fairly common on the Coastal Plain.


BH SPECIMENS FOR Cornus amomum (this list may be incomplete)
 Town of Dryden, 107 Neimi Road, Five Wells Nature Preserve, east of Farm House, 16 Oct 1996, Dilger WCD1307 (BH 113266);
 Town of Dryden, 107 Neimi Road, Five Wells Nature Preserve, north of Neimi Road, west of Beech Road. See map on sheet, 17 Sep 2006, Dilger FWNP2277 (BH 113265);
 Ithaca, Cornell University Campus, 11 Oct 1933, Ellis 685 (BH 47560);
 Ithaca, Renwick, 23 Oct 1933, Ellis 754 (BH 50250);
 Ithaca, Larch Meadow, 26 Sep 1937, Allen 19770 (BH 15453);
 Ulysses, Bailiwick, berries blue, 17 Sep 1922, Bailey (BH 15451);
 without locality, 28 Jun 1904, Coit (BH 15446);
 bank of Fall Creek, 1 mile west of Varna, Shrub about 2m high, twigs reddish-purple, fruit maturing from greenish-white to blue, 23 Sep 1950, Dress 2216 (BH 15450);
 Ithaca, South Hill, 17 Jun 1875, Dudley (BH 15460);
 Ithaca, Coy Glen, moist hillside, 29 Aug 1915, Eames 4709 (BH 15461);
 Lansing, north of Esty's, lake shore, 6 Jul 1918, Eames 10555 (BH 15459);
 Dryden, Freeville, Mud Creek, low fields, 8 July 1918, Gershoy & Eames 10552 (BH 15462);
 Ithaca, Renwick, glaucous leaved form, 10 Jul 1926, Manning 16700 (BH 15455);
 Ithaca, Renwick, Common in woods at Renwick, 10 July 1926, Manning 16699 (BH 15456);
 Ithaca, Cornell University Campus, path behind Poultry Building, 1 Jul 1942, Miele & Wilkinson 393 (BH 15457);
 Ithaca, Cornell University Campus, path behind Poultry Building, 1 Jul 1942, Miele & Wilkinson 405 (BH 15454);
 Ithaca, Cornell University Campus, path behind Poultry Building, 1 Jul 1942, Miele & Wilkinson 402 (BH 15447);
 Ithaca, Cornell University Campus, Behind of Martha Van Rensselaer Hall, Lvs. papillose as in C. purpusi, and often approaching elliptic form of this sp. - but with curled trichomes as in C. amomum, 4 Jun 1942, Miele & Wilkinson 420 (BH 15448);
 Ithaca, Renwick Flats, 1 Jul 1920, Muenscher & Bechtel 325 (BH 15449);
 Ithaca, above Beebe Lake, rocky ground, low bush, 18 Jun 1913, Palmer 915 (BH 15463);
 Ithaca, Fall Creek Ravine, above Beebe Lake, rocky ground, 18 Jun 1914, Palmer 915 (BH 15458);
 Ithaca, near Salt Works, 2 Sep 1916, Rowlee & Dunlap (BH 15464);

SPECIMENS OF Cornus amomum subsp. obliqua
 Ithaca, Cornell University campus, near agricultural heating plant, slope, 11 Oct 1919, Bechtel 12644 (BH 15465);
 Ithaca, Cornell University Campus, east side of Beebe Lake, in thicket along lakeshore, 6-foot-tall shrub. Flowers ivory, bark red on twigs, yellow on older parts, with grey textural spots, 19 Jun 1998, Dirig 7421 (BH 15466);

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