Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Red-osier Dogwood

 formerly Cornus stolonifera
now Cornus sericea sub sericea
Dogwood family
- Not Edible-
Sept. 07 2008
One shrub, where the bushroad crosses 'elfin creek'. (North of Mendenhall subd.)
2017- almost 10 years later, there are many bushes now, all derived from that one, they are following the creek downstream.
Cornus means horn.
an osier-bed is a river-bed.
stolonifera - carrying 'suckers'.

and the berries still green on July 20, 2015
I wonder how early they bloom?

April 18, 2016
and below June 29, 2016 same location

1 comment:

Robert V. Sobczak said...

I'm a big afacionado of the derivation of words. One of my only regrets in life is that I didn't take Latin in high school. Strike that ... one of my many regrets ... But behind every regret is another path taken that would also be a regret otherwise. There's a mass balance of conservation of regrets out there.