* Leaves broadly egg-shaped, with rounded bases and 3-5 pairs of veins,
2-4" long. Leaves roll up when dead.
* Twigs purplish to maroon, silky, with silky hairs on branch tips as
well. Many stems join at one common point.
* Berries dark blue, in umbrella-shaped clusters.
* Flowers white or whitish, also in umbrella-shaped clusters.
* Height: To 10'.
* Flowers June - July.
* Fruits August - October.
* Habitat: Open areas near water.
* Range: Southern New England to Georgia, west to Alabama.
* Swamp dogwood has also been called Kinnikinnik by Midwestern Indian
tribes. The name refers to a mixture of tobacco and bearberry leaves
and swamp dogwood bark, that members of those tribes smoked.