Family

Dogwood.

Colour

White.

Odour

Scentless.

Range

Maine to North.

Carolina and westward.

Time of Bloom

June, July.

Flowers: small; growing in loose cymes. Calyx, Corolla, Stamens, and Pistil: as in the preceding species. Fruit: white. Leaves: lanceolate, the under part white. A shrub about six or eight feet high with smooth branches, the colour of ashes.

Both of these dogwoods are conspicuous among the shrubbery that borders streams and damp thickets; and we sometimes find the C. stolonifera also sauntering towards the swamps in its desire to quench its thirst for moisture. The little flowers are very similar in arrangement to those of C. Florida, page 112, Plate LXXX. We cannot but lament, however, that they are without the petal-like involucre that is the beautiful feature of the dogwood family.