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noun (plural bunchberries)

  • A low-growing plant of the dogwood family, which produces white flowers followed by red berries and bright red autumn foliage. It is native to North America, eastern Asia, and Greenland.
    • Cornus canadensis, family Cornaceae
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    • The rapid opening of the bunchberry is thought to enhance cross-pollination in two ways.
    • American dogwoods include the miner's dogwood, C. sessilis, whose fruits are sweet when fully ripe, and the less flavourful bunchberry, C. canadensis.
    • According to Walker, Cornus canadensis, bunchberries, can be found in clearings and moist woodlands.

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