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Anola, Manitoba
Canon EOS 50D; 100mm Canon lens

Cornus canadensis is a slow-growing herbaceous subshrub growing 10–20 cm tall, generally forming a carpet-like mat. The above-ground shoots rise from slender creeping rhizomes that are placed 2.5–7.5 cm deep in the soil, and form clonal colonies under trees. The vertically produced above-ground stems are slender and unbranched. The leaves are oppositely arranged on the stem, but are clustered with six leaves that often seem to be in a whorl because the internodes are compressed. The leafy green leaves are produced near the terminal node and consist of two types: 2 larger and 4 smaller leaves. The smaller leaves develop from the axillary buds of the larger leaves. The shiny dark green leaves have 2 to 3 mm long petioles and leaf blades that are obovate. The blades have entire margins and are 3.5 to 4.8 cm long and 1.5 to 2.5 cm wide, with 2 or 3 veins and cuneate shaped bases and abruptly acuminate apexes. In the fall, the leaves have red tinted veins and turn completely red.

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bunchberry, wildflower, canadian dwarf cornel, canadian bunchberry, quatre temps, crackerberry, creeping dogwood

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  • Vickie Emms
    Vickie Emmsabout 1 year ago

  • lezvee
    lezveeabout 1 year ago

    How delicate! Lovely shot and great description. Unusual to see a 4 petaled flower

  • thank you Les

    – Vickie Emms

  • dgscotland
    dgscotlandabout 1 year ago


    Clicking the banner takes you to the group….please enjoy it.

  • thank you DG

    – Vickie Emms

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppabout 1 year ago

    Very nice capture Vickie

  • thanks Larry

    – Vickie Emms

  • missmoneypenny
    missmoneypennyabout 1 year ago

    Very pretty

  • thanks Chris

    – Vickie Emms

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderabout 1 year ago

    A lovely capture and great description

  • thanks Mik

    – Vickie Emms

  • Leslie van de Ligt
    Leslie van de ...about 1 year ago

    One of my spring Favorites Sis. They always seem so cheerie to me/ :<))

  • they look so lovely on the forest floor in green and white,,,,,,,,then comes the little berries later on

    – Vickie Emms

  • CanyonWind
  • ╰⊰✿ℒᵒᶹᵉ Bonita✿⊱╮ Lalonde✿⊱╮

    CongrATulations on your feature nicely done and presented
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  • thanks Bonita

    – Vickie Emms

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderabout 1 year ago

    23/06/2013

  • many thanks Mik

    – Vickie Emms

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