Color, white. Leaves, opposite, round or oval, distinctly pointed, veins curving and parallel, downy beneath, petioled, 2 to 6 inches long. Calyx, minutely 4-toothed. Petals,

4. Stamens, 4, with slender filaments. Style, 1. Flowers, gathered into broad, open, flat cymes, without the white involucre which we know in the flowering dogwood, the tree which, because of this involucre, is the most showy of the genus, making our spring woods bright. Berries of the round-leaved cornel light blue. May and June.

Shrub, 6 to 10 feet high, with greenish, warty - dotted branches. Rich or poor soil, in rocky woods, Maine to Virginia, west to Illinois and Iowa.