A handsome shrub, five to eight feet high, with smooth, dark red branches and bright red twigs. The leaves- are thin in texture, smooth and rich-green on the upper side, paler on the under, and the small, cream-white flowers, with long, yellow stamens, form handsome, flat-topped clusters, about two inches across, smelling pleasantly of honey; the berries are dull white. This is common.
Red-osier Dogwood Cornus stolonifera var. riparia. HEATH FAMILY. Ericaceae.