Silky Dogwood Cornus amomum
Family: Cornaceae (Dogwood)
Similar to Red-osier Dogwood or Roundleaf Dogwood, but its pith is brown and mature bark has
a striped appearance. Like Red-osier it is usually found in wet
places and has many stems.
Silky Dogwood twig. Notice the velvety coating (Red-osier sometimes has this, too)
The hairy coating rubs off very easily
The brownish/tan pith is the best feature to distinguish from Red-osier (whose pith is white)
Notice how the mature bark acquires a striped appearance.
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