June 16, 2006
Panicled Dogwood, Cornus racemosa
Another easy identification: A panicle (inverted cone-shaped cluster)
of small four-petaled flowers in a shrub with simple, entire leaves
(no teeth or lobes) that are positioned opposite one another. The native
panicled (or gray) dogwood produces white berries on red stalks. The
berries are eaten by wildlife but not humans.