gray dogwood Cornaceae Cornus racemosa Lam. Listen to the Latin   symbol: CORA6
Other Fact Sheets
Leaf: Opposite, simple, ovate to elliptical, entire with arcuate veins, 2 1/2 to 5 inches long, dark green above, lighter below.
Flower: Species is monoecious; small, dull white in upright racemes, about 2 inches across appearing in late early summer.

Fruit: Dull white, 1/4 to 1/3 inch in diameter in rounded clusters, maturing in late summer to fall, fruit stalks remaining red well into winter.

Twig: Slender, gray to reddish brown, buds are dark brown and valvate, bud scales sharp-pointed and appear to have frosted tips, pith very light brown.

Bark: Light ashy gray and smooth when young; becoming broken into irregular blocks.

Form: Small to medium sized shrub with numerous stems forming thickets up to 10 feet tall but generally shorter.
 
Looks like: red-osier dogwood - roughleaf dogwood - silky dogwood
No range map exists for this species. See a map of the states in which Cornus racemosa can be found (opens a new window). USDAFS Additional Silvics - USDA Plants Database
Cornus racemosa is native to North America.

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