Irish wildflowers sitemap More: Trees

Dogwood
Cornus sanguinea
Conbhaiscne
Family: Cornaceae

Flowering: May-July. Deciduous shrub or small tree.
Native / introduced.

Umbels of creamy-white flowers, 4-petalled. Small purple-black fruit. Untoothed opposite leaves, usually with 5 or less pairs lateral veins. Leaves turn reddish-purple in autumn. Reddish-green twigs.
Height: To 4m.

Prefers neutral or calcareous soils. Woodland, hedgerows.
Rare as a native, but is frequently planted.

Identification uncertain:
Photographs are not of Cornus sanguinea
Correction by Paul Green


     

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