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Red-Osier Dogwood Cornus Cericea
Dogwood Cornaceae family

Leaves are elliptical, 2 - 5" long, whitened underneath, with 3 - 5 pairs of veins that follow the shape of the leaf.

Flowers are in flat-top clusters, white, 4 petals per flower.

Fruit is a white berry, appearing in July.

Twigs are bright red, with a white pith. These are distinguishing features.

Form/Habitat: Red-osier dogwood likes wet areas, and grows as a shrub to 10'.

Winter identification: The red twigs with the white pith will identify this species.

NWI Status: FACW+


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