Coefficient of Conservatism:
Coefficient of Wetness:
ALTERNATE-LEAVED DOGWOOD, PAGODA DOGWOOD
A. A. Reznicek
Deciduous and mixed forests (rarely in spruce-fir stands), either as an understory shrub or along borders; floodplains and cedar swamps; banks and thickets above lakes and streams.
When full-grown, a large shrub or small tree. The branches tend to be horizontal, curved upwards toward their tips, giving a pagoda-like aspect. The inflorescences are rather large as well as numerous. The alternate arrangement of the leaves at the ends of new twigs is not always easy to see, but the branching pattern is clearly alternate, as are leaves on older shoots. The pith is white.