Cornus amomum (Silky Dogwood)

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Cornus amomum (Silky Dogwood) is a medium-sized deciduous shrub found in moist lowland areas swamp borders, floodplains, shrub wetlands and along streams and ponds. Tiny yellowish-white flowers (showy petal-like white bracts are absent) give way to berry-like drupes that change from white to blue as they ripen in late summer; attractive to birds.

  • Sun Exposure Prairie/Savanna
  • Soil Conditions Wet Mesic, Mesic
  • Height 8'-12'
  • Flower Color Yellow
  • Flower Time May, June

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