One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
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.
- ‘Tiny insects can trigger an explosive opening of mature bunchberry flowers; they are showered with pollen as they fly away to pollinate the next bunchberry plant.’
- ‘In particular, the bunchberries number on the forest floor was close to 1500.’
- ‘The bunchberry dogwood plant is a low-growing perennial that is usually under eight inches tall.’
- ‘In the fall, each bunchberry produces a cluster of bright red 1 / 4-inch berries at the end of the stem.’
- ‘It eats mainly caterpillars, ants, wasps, beetles, flies; in late summer eats more fruit - blueberries, bunchberries, snowberries, red-berried alder, and wild grapes.’
- ‘As I worked in my yard, I would take any bunchberry growing where I did not want it, and place it where I did.’
- ‘Trailing twin flower, bunchberries, queen's cup, and the tiniest of woodland orchids might be found.’
- ‘According to Walker, Cornus canadensis, bunchberries, can be found in clearings and moist woodlands.’
- ‘Scientifically, bunchberry is Cornus canadensis while our other friend is Maianthemum canadense, both obviously very patriotic plants, growing right across the country.’
- ‘The photo above shows the fruits of bunchberry as seen along the Wind River Road at Road #3054… August 26, 2005.’
- ‘On some of the hikes, the forest floor was carpeted with bunchberries.’
- ‘American dogwoods include the miner's dogwood, C. sessilis, whose fruits are sweet when fully ripe, and the less flavourful bunchberry, C. canadensis.’
- ‘Berry Plants - Local berry plants include high and lowbush cranberries, high and lowbush blueberries, saskatoon berries, bunchberries, raspberries, blackberries, chokecherries, wild strawberries, and wild rose.’
- ‘The rapid opening of the bunchberry is thought to enhance cross-pollination in two ways.’
- ‘Tiny insects can trigger an explosive opening of mature bunchberry flowers, and are showered with pollen as they fly away.’
- ‘Common sphagnum bog herbs are bunchberries, sundews (Drosera sp.) and bog orchids.’
- ‘There is a possible gradient effect occurring along transects running from the interior of buffer zones to the interior of harvest treatments on the reproductive biology of bunchberry located in conifer dominated forests.’
- ‘It is not the most effective method of pollination, & bunchberries have never been grown primarily for their fruit because the shrublet simply will not produce a lot of fruit.’
- ‘Native Americans ate the fruit of bunchberries and wintergreen, and boiled the plants to produce a cold remedy.’
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