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Round-leaved Dogwood

Cornus rugosa

Description:

Dense, flat-topped clusters of creamy-white flowers in June, followed by light-blue berries on red stems in August. Birds love the berries. Moderately difficult to transplant, and slow to re-establish. Prefers partial shade and cool, loose soil (it's often found in sandy soils).

2 Species ID Suggestions

Pagoda Dogwood
Cornus alternifolia Cornus alternifolia
JDP
JDP 8 years ago
Round leaf Dogwood
Cornus rugosa


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15 Comments

Jason Alexander
Jason Alexander 8 years ago

Lovely..

DavidMroczkowski
DavidMroczkowski 8 years ago

Okay, sorry for the delay in changing, but I finally had time to look for a reference on my own for Round-leaf Dogwood. Thank you, everyone.

chesterbperry
chesterbperry 8 years ago

Everything but the blue berries suggest C. rugosa, could it be a variety of that species?

JDP
JDP 8 years ago

It's true they are on the paler side, but I would call them a light blue. It can be really hard to ID when relying on photographed color - the cameras may pick it up differently and the individual plants can differ from each other. It may be impossible to tell for sure without revisiting the plant again. Hope this is helpful and not annoying. You seem to be getting bombarded with suggestions!

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DavidMroczkowski
DavidMroczkowski 8 years ago

@JDP, I'm relying on all the experts here, but looking at pictures of Cornus rugosa...it has white berries.

JDP
JDP 8 years ago

I will humbly suggest Cornus rugosa.

Jellis
Jellis 8 years ago

Thank you. I wasn't sure because the Pokeweed had longer seed stem and couldn't find one. Did see Dogwood was similar but wasn't sure about that.

chesterbperry
chesterbperry 8 years ago

We did determine it is not C. alternifolia David, which has alternate leaves, correct me if I am wrong but these appear opposite.

DavidMroczkowski
DavidMroczkowski 8 years ago

Thanks, @chesterbperry and @dandoucette.

chesterbperry
chesterbperry 8 years ago

Sorry do not know the species, the only species with red pedicles I am familiar, have white berries, not blue. :(

dandoucette
dandoucette 8 years ago

Okay, that was the closest match I could find without an intense search. Any ideas on species chester?

chesterbperry
chesterbperry 8 years ago

I agree it is a dogwood, but it does not have the alternate leaves of C. alternifolia.

dandoucette
dandoucette 8 years ago

David, this isn't pokeweed, its a pagoda dogwood. Pokeweed doesn't have a woody stem like this and the leaves are much larger. Pokeweed will grow large in a season, no doubt, but will not get a woody stem like this.

DavidMroczkowski
DavidMroczkowski 8 years ago

Thanks, @Jellis.

Jellis
Jellis 8 years ago

looks like a species of Pokeweed. But can't seem to find the one with rounder leaves and round clusters.

DavidMroczkowski
Spotted by
DavidMroczkowski

Wisconsin, USA

Spotted on Aug 26, 2012
Submitted on Sep 1, 2012

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