Scientific name: Cornus sanguinea
Category: Trees and bushes
Nature Stars: 40
About: A small tree, widespread in woodland edges and hedgerows and also frequently planted in parks and gardens.
How to identify: Most easily recognised by the reddish tiwgs, with an 'umbel' of white flowers in the spring which become blackish berries. Leaves are oval, without teeth along the edges.
Where: England and Wales
Fantastic fact: Dogwood branches were used to make arrows.
Photograph credit: Philip Precey