Cornus Genus dogwood Cornaceae

Cornus drummondii .en.wikipedia.org

Cornus drummondii .en.wikipedia.org. (Accessed 9/2014).

Cornus is a genus of shrubs or small trees (ours). 

Leaves mostly opposite (except C. alternifolia), simple; no stipules, margins smooth. 

Flowers small, 4-parted, sepals minute, petals small, stigma head-shaped (capitate); inflorescences in umbrella-shaped or head-like clusters, sometimes subtended by large, showy bracts. 

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Cornus amomum.M.B.Gargiullo.8/2015

Fruit fleshy, mostly 1-seeded (a drupe), except C. kousa, an asian horticultural plant.