C. sanguinea: shrub, 5-6 feet high, erect; leaves opposite, broadly ovate, stalked, hoary or silky, with closely appressed hairs when young; glabrous when full grown; flowers numerous, forming terminal cymes of 1 1/2-2 inches across; dull white; drupes globular, almost black, very bitter. - Dogwood. - Hedges and thickets. Fl. June.