Nuffer, Barbara
December 2009
New York State Conservationist;Dec2009, Vol. 64 Issue 3, p7
The article features the New York state native plant Cornus canadensis, commonly known as bunchberry. The plant reportedly grows to a height of six inches, has shiny green leaves and bears four white petal-like bracts with true flowers on its center in May and June. It is stated that the berry-like drupe borne by each flower result in clusters of bright red fruit and that the bunchberry needs cool, acidic soil and shade from trees in order to thrive.


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