Unbranched stem, alternate leaves with inflorescence at apex. Indeterminate. White flowers (purple tint), 4 petals and stamens. Stamens yellow.
leafless shrub, red, smooth, upswept branches, opposite leaf scars, white/light grey lenticels on twigs
It has red branches.
Cornus sericea, syn. C. stolonifera, Swida sericea, (red osier dogwood) is a species of flowering plant in the family Cornaceae, native throughout northern and western North America from Alaska east to Newfoundland, south to Durango and Nuevo León in the west, and Illinois and Virginia in the east. Other names include red willow, redstem dogwood, redtwig dogwood, red-rood, American dogwood, creek dogwood, and western dogwood.