2. Flowers white, tiny, in rounded clusters at the tips of the stems.
3. Stems red in winter (sold as Red-twig Dogwood at nurseries).
4. Berries white.
5. Plant is a small tree, to twenty feet.
2. Wood is strong, used for tool handles.
3. Small straight stems, once called dags (hence the original plant name- dagwood), which are used as skewers for campfire cooking.
4. The bark was at one time dried and used as a tea for treating colds & flu.