- World Boreal Forests -
Cornaceae - Dogwood Family
In the enchanting realm of the boreal forest, the Cornaceae family, commonly known as the Dogwood family, graces the landscape with its diverse and captivating members. Within this botanical family, species like the Bunchberry (Cornus canadensis) and the Red Osier Dogwood (Cornus sericea) contribute to the ecological tapestry. Bunchberry, with its charming clusters of diminutive flowers, carpets the forest floor, while the Red Osier Dogwood, distinguished by its vibrant red stems, adds a striking visual element to the understory. As stalwart inhabitants of the northern wilderness, these Dogwood family members play pivotal roles in both the aesthetic allure and the ecological intricacies of the boreal environment.