Species from east-central North America
Common name: rough-leaf dogwood
Photographed at Terre Noir Natural Area, Clark County, Arkansas
Mountain Dogwood (Cornus nuttallii, Cornaceae), Boggs Mountain Demonstration State Forest, Lake County, California - 15 May 2013. A very helpful plaque helped me to identify this flowering shrub on the Interpretive Trail here...
Leaves were soft and a bit hairy.
The Dogwood family (Cornaceae) is a widespread family, mostly in the north temperate zone, in the order Cornales. The family mostly comprises woody shrubs and trees, in about fifteen genera, although which genera properly belong to this family is controversial.