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redosier dogwood

Cornus stolonifera aka Cornus sericea

Description:

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).

Habitat:

estuary near pond approaching willow thickets

Notes:

Fruit is edible but is very bitter and contains a large central seed. The foliage provides important browse for moose, deer and elk.

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AngelChandler
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AngelChandler

Washington, USA

Spotted on Jul 29, 2012
Submitted on Jul 30, 2012

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