Bunchberry or Dwarf Cornel
Bunchberry or Dwarf Cornel
Cornus canadensis
Dogwood Family - Cornaceae
In the center of the leaves, on a short stalk, is the flower structure (1 to 1.5 inches wide) consisting of 4 prominent white bracts with numerous, tiny, yellowish-green true flowers centrally.
(Photographed with Elizabeth and Martin Lee - early June)
A small herb (about 3 to 8 inches tall) with a single whorl of usually 6 leaves.
Leaves pointed, oval shaped, up to 3 inches long with obvious arching veins.
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