Swida sericea

Red-Osier Dogwood
Swida sericea (Cornus sericea)

Family: Dogwood (Cornaceae)
AKA: Red Willow, American Dogwood, Redstem Dogwood
Photo taken on: June 18, 2005
Location: Almont, CO
Life Zones: Foothills to montane
Habitat: Moist soil

A shrub growing to 8ft forming thickets. Stems are maroon. Leaves turn red to purple in the Fall. Tiny flowers grow in small clusters to 2" across.arrow

Swida sericea - fruit



Red-Osier Dogwood Fruit

Photo taken on: September 28, 2014
Location: Almont, CO

White Round Clusters