Cornus amomum subsp. obliqua Mill.  
Family: Cornaceae
blue-fruited dogwood, silky dogwood
[Cornus amomum var. schuetzeana (C.A.Mey.) Rickett, Cornus obliqua Raf., Cornus purpusii Koehne, Cornus sericea var. schuetzeana L.]
Cornus amomum subsp. obliqua image
Robert W. Freckmann  
Etymology: Cornus: Latin cornu for "horn," probably referring to the hardness of the wood
Plants: perennial, 3'-10' tall shrub; stems purplish twigs
Leaves: opposite, stalked, ovate-oval, 1"-5" long
Flowers: white, 4-parted; inflorescence 1 1/2" - 2 1/2 " a compact, flat, branched cluster (cyme); blooms May-June
Fruits: blue berry
Habitat: moist; woods, riverbanks
Conservation Status: Native
Cornus amomum subsp. obliqua image
Paul Drobot  
Cornus amomum subsp. obliqua image
Darrin Kimbler  
Cornus amomum subsp. obliqua image
Cornus amomum subsp. obliqua image
Paul Drobot