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White Flowers ( Four Petals )
Dogwood Family (Cornaceae)

Bunchberry
Cornus canadensis

Season: Spring/Summer
Habitat:
 Montane Coniferous Forests
Height:
 Up to 20 cm

Description: This low lying dogwood is very common in coniferous forests. The leaves form a rosette of four or six, with veins running parallel to a smooth margin. The leaves average 7.5 cm in length. The flowers have four (occasionally 6) petal-like sepals surrounding a cluster of tiny greenish flowers. The impression is that you are looking at a white, four petaled flower with a green centre. Later, the flower gives way to a cluster of red berries that form in a tight 'bunch'. They are edible, but have little taste.

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All Material Ward Cameron 2005

 

 

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