Oct. 17, 2021

roughleaf dogwood, Cornus drummondii

Roughleaf dogwood is like most dogwoods, with small flowers in modest flower heads. No big showy white bracts. Those dogwoods as a group seem to get little attention. They go quietly about their work, feeding birds and pollinators, while the 'flowering' dogwoods get to go to the ball. So next spring, get out there and see if this flower fits. The search will be as much the reward as the flowers. You will most likely find roughleaf in partial shade near streams in AL, AR, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MI, MO, MS, NE, NY(E), OH, OK, PA, SD, TN, TX, WI, and ON. Lenawee Co MI, 6/19/11. Dogwood family, Cornaceae.