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A tree used by Native Americans as antipyretic and laxative, and by Western herbalists as an appetite stimulant, and to treat renal and hepatic disease
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Other common names for bunchberry are ground dogwood and dwarf dogwood, because of the plant's short stature.
Small sites adjacent to the boardwalk were excavated, weeded of invaders such as salmonberry (Rubus spectablis), hardhack (Spirea douglasii), and salal, and labelled to allow visitors to identify sphagnum, bunchberry, Arctic starflower, and other bog plants.
A bunchberry dogwood (Cornus canadensis) bears flowers much like those of the beloved ornamental dogwood tree, but the entire bunchberry stands hardly knee high.
OPENING TIME: The blooming of a bunchberry dogwood in less than half a millisecond as captured by scientists using a special video camera taking 10,000 frames every second
The bunchberry or dwarf cornel (Cornus [=Chamaepericlymenum] canadensis, Cornaceae) and the sand cherry (Prunus pumila, Rosaceae) are only present in the North American taiga.
Bleeding heart, vanilla leaf, bunchberry, beadlily, trefoil foamflower, trillium: I am bombarded with life.
Pennsylvanicum) our earliest one, but entire leaved and with a downy stem and leaf; I have not seen it in Massachusetts; Diervilla trifida; Microstylis ophioglossoides, an orchidaceous plant new to us; wild holly (Nemopanthes Canadensis); the great round-leaved orchis (Platanthera orbiculata), not long in bloom; Spiranthes cernua, at the top; bunchberry, reddening as we ascended, green at the base of the mountain, red at the top; and the small fern, Woodsia ilvensis, growing in tufts, now in fruit.