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Dogwood in Winter

Observed: 16th February 2013 By: Rachy RamoneRachy Ramone is knowledgeable about PlantsRachy Ramone’s earned reputation in PlantsRachy Ramone’s earned reputation in PlantsRachy Ramone’s earned reputation in PlantsRachy Ramone’s earned reputation in Plants
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Description:

Normally easy to spot, with the bright red stems: less easy when not properly pruned, as seen here.
Previous year's growth is very red, the rest is just dull brown.
Often found on roadside plantings.
Buds are opposite, and each pair is at right angles to the next pair (decussate) - and the buds themselves are adpressed, ie lying closely along the stem, as per the second photo.

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Species with which Dogwood (Cornus sanguinea) interacts