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bunchberry

bunchberry

[buhnch-ber-ee, -buh-ree]
bunchberry: see dogwood.

Creeping perennial herbaceous plant (Cornus canadensis), also called dwarf cornel, of the dogwood family. The small and inconspicuous yellowish flowers, grouped in heads surrounded by four large and showy white (rarely pink) petal-like bracts, give rise to clusters of red fruits. Bunchberry is found in acid soils, bogs, and upland slopes in Asia and from Greenland to Alaska, and south as far as Maryland, New Mexico, and California.

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Bunchberry is a common name for two species of dwarf dogwoods:

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