Dogwood - Red-Osier
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Red-Osier Dogwood blossoms.
Cornus sericea
Dogwood - Red-Osier

Uses: Fruit, Flowers
Acquired: 2003
How started:

Native dogwood planted often for the red twigs in winter. The flowers can be used for tea, and can be dried and stored for this purpose [1]. The tea is similar the jasmine blossoms tea. The fruit is bitter and tart, but was eaten by native tribes [2]. The berries were eaten one at a time as a "tonic", or pounded with other fruit, like chokecherries and juneberries, and then dried by the handful for later use. The seed contains an edible oil [3].

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