Cornus stolonifera aka Cornus sericea
Large shrub with bright red stems; lanceolate leaves simple, opposite, parallel-veined (5-7 prominent pairs), entire margin; inflorescence tight terminal clusters of small white flowers (each with four petals).
estuary near pond approaching willow thickets
Fruit is edible but is very bitter and contains a large central seed. The foliage provides important browse for moose, deer and elk.
Lat: 47.06, Long: -122.70
Spotted on Jul 29, 2012
Submitted on Jul 30, 2012