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COSEWIC Assessment and Status Report on the Eastern Flowering Dogwood in Canada

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Assessment Summary

Assessment Summary – April 2007

Common name:
Eastern Flowering Dogwood

Scientific name:
Cornus Florida

Status:
Endangered

Reason for designation:
A small understory or forest-edge tree present only as small populations within the fragmented woodlots of southern Ontario's Carolinian forest. The spread of dogwood anthracnose disease has caused dramatic declines in the Canadian populations that reflect similar declines throughout the species' range in eastern North America. This assessment of risk applies only to wild populations and not to cultivated plants in nurseries, parks, and gardens.

Occurrence:
Ontario

Status history:
Designated Endangered in April 2007. Assessment based on a new status report.