Photographer: Paul L. Redfearn, Jr.
Cornus drummondii C.A.Mey.
Drummond's dogwood, rough-leaved dogwood
Cornus: Latin cornu for "horn," probably referring to the hardness of the wood
drummondii: from Thomas Drummond (1790-1835), a Scottish naturalist who like his fellow countryman David Douglas made an ill-fated collecting trip to North America.
|Plant: ||perennial, 3'-6' tall shrub; stems twigs red, fine hairs|
|Flower: ||white, 4-parted; inflorescence a 2"-3" wide, dense, branched cluster (cyme); blooms May-June|
|Leaf:||opposite, many, elliptical-oval with a pointed tip, deep green, 2"- 4 3/4"-long stalk; roughly hairy on top, pale and less hairy below|
|Habitat: ||moderate moisture wet|