- Common Name(s):
- Groundcover, Native Plants, Wildflowers
Low-growing deciduous shrubby groundcover with leaves and flowers similar to the familiar Cornus florida dogwood tree but smaller. Native to mixed forests in Canada and northern US, in Appalachians to Virginia, it grows from spreading rhizomes. Bright red berries in late summer persist into fall.
- Early summer
- 2-10 in.
- Whorl of six oval-shaped leaves; 1-3 in. long
- Four white bracts surround the center cluster of greenish, non-showy flowers; tight cluster of red berries
- Part shade
- Red berries
- Life Cycle:
NCCES plant id: 2539