Name: Dogwood

Scientific name: Cornus sanguinea

Category: Trees and bushes

Nature Stars: 40

What are nature stars?

About: A small tree, widespread in woodland edges and hedgerows and also frequently planted in parks and gardens.

How to identify: Most easily recognised by the reddish tiwgs, with an 'umbel' of white flowers in the spring which become blackish berries. Leaves are oval, without teeth along the edges.

Where: England and Wales

Fantastic fact: Dogwood branches were used to make arrows.

Photograph credit: Philip Precey

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