Cornus amomum
Family: Cornaceae
blue-fruited dogwood, knob-styled dogwood, silky dogwood
Cornus amomum 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