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A family of dicotyledonous plants in the order Cornales characterized by perfect or unisexual flowers, a single ovule in each locule, as many stamens as petals, and opposite leaves.
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cornelian cherry

cornelian cherry

Edible dogwood tree fruit, look like cranberries with lots of medicinal health qualities. Look out goji berry! Used in Europe as sauce for pastry filling and even wine. Let sit in bowl for few days, they turn to cranberry mush that tastes very delectable. It helps hold in fluids, making it useful for excessive urination, incontinence, excessive sweating, menstrual bleeding. Also good for sore backs, bronchitis, dizziness, lightheadedness,overworked, burnout.
Edible Plant Guide © 2012 Markus Rothkranz
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



(dogwood), a family of dicotyledonous plants. They are evergreen or deciduous trees and shrubs; they are rarely rhizomatous subshrubs. The leaves are simple, opposite or alternate, and usually exstipulate. The small regular flowers, which are generally tetramerous and bisexual, are gathered in clusters. The fruits are drupes or baccate. There are approximately 15 genera, with 110 species, distributed primarily in the temperate and subtropical regions of the northern hemisphere; they are also found in the arctic, southern Africa, Madagascar, New Zealand, the Fiji Islands, Brazil, and Chile. In the USSR there are three or four genera (13 species), including species of Aucuba and Cornus (such as bloodtwig dogwood). Several species of the family Cornaceae have valuable wood, which is used in the manufacture of small articles.


Poiarkova, A. I. KizilovyeCornaceae Link. In Flora SSSR, vol. 17. Moscow-Leningrad. 1951.
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Occasional native food plants include sourwood (Oxydendrum arboreum (L.) DC.; Ericaceae), common buttonbush (Cephalanthus occidentalis L.; Rubiaceae), sassafras (Sassafras albidum (Nutt.) Nees; Lauraceae), wax myrtle (Morella cerifera (L.) Small; Myricaceae), ash (Fraxinus spp.; Oleaceae), blackgum (Nyssa sylvatica Marshall; Cornaceae), oak (Quercus spp.; Fagaceae), American sycamore (Platanus occidentalis L.; Platanaceae), and willow (Salix spp.; Salicaceae) (Worth et al.
Cornus drummondii (rough-leafed dogwood, Cornaceae) and Symphoricarpos orbiculatus (coralberry, Caprifoliaceae) are both native forest shrubs that occur naturally in our study area and have similar fruiting phenology and seed size to L.
(Cornaceae) showed the significant neuroprotective activity against glutamate-induced toxicity in HT22 hippocampal cells.