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The Common Dogwood (Cornus sanguinea) is a flowering shrub in the Cornaceae family.

It is native to Europe and western Asia. 

It grows to 2-6 metres (7-20 feet) tall. It has dark-green to brown branches and twigs, with small oblong leaves. 

The hermaphrodite flowers, that appear in clusters, are small with four creamy-white petals.

The fruit is a small black berry. The berries are known as dogberries.

The Common Dogwood blooms from May to June in the Northern Hemisphere. 

Photographed in the Botanical Garden, Paris, April 2021.




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