dwarf cornel


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dwarf cornel

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dwarf cornel

n
(Plants) an arctic and subarctic cornaceous plant Cornus suecica, having small purple flowers surrounded by white petal-like bracts
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Noun1.dwarf cornel - creeping perennial herb distinguished by red berries and clustered leaf whorls at the tips of shootsdwarf cornel - creeping perennial herb distinguished by red berries and clustered leaf whorls at the tips of shoots; Greenland to Alaska
cornel, dogwood, dogwood tree - a tree of shrub of the genus Cornus often having showy bracts resembling flowers
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As we weaved our way across the plateau and through the dry grasses, colourful with tiny pink moss campion, dwarf cornel and mountain azaleas - plants associated with the Arctic tundra - conversations about work and for family petered out and a silence fell.
It is true that our summits have no trailing azalea or dwarf cornel. But this may be an accident of geographical history, linked with differing patterns of plant radiation in the last glaciation and thaw cycle.