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.
Photographer: Martina Nicolls