Wait, that’s a dogwood?

Cornus drummondii, commonly called Rough-leaved Dogwood is blooming in the Tucker Woodland Garden.

Cornus drummondii, commonly called Rough-leaved Dogwood, found in the Cornaceae family, is blooming in the Tucker Woodland Garden.

Cornus drummondii is a small tree or large shrub with opposite leaves that are rough on the top side of the leaf and wooly on the underside.  The flowers are white and bloom in clusters, with each flower having 4 petals.  Rough-leaved Dogwoods are native to Missouri, and can be found growing in dry, rocky woods,  These trees form thickets as they spread from underground stems.