Bunchberry Cornus canadensis
Dogwood Cornaceae family

Leaves are usually in a single whorl of 6. The veins follow the shape of the leaf, like all dogwoods. They are egg-shaped and pointed.

Flower is actually inconspicuous as tiny and greenish in the center. The part you recognize as the flower is actually 4 white bracts that appear as a single blossom.

Berries are red in a tight cluster.

Habitat/form:This is a very common spring flower growing 3-8" high. It blooms in May around this area, and leter in the mountains. You will find it in cool, moist woods along with Canada Mayflower, Yellow Clintonia, Wintergreen, Partridgeberry, Starflower, among others.

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