Four Petals )
Dogwood Family (Cornaceae)
Habitat: Montane Coniferous Forests
Height: Up to 20 cm
Description: This low lying dogwood is very common in coniferous forests. The leaves form a rosette of four or six, with veins running parallel to a smooth margin. The leaves average 7.5 cm in length. The flowers have four (occasionally 6) petal-like sepals surrounding a cluster of tiny greenish flowers. The impression is that you are looking at a white, four petaled flower with a green centre. Later, the flower gives way to a cluster of red berries that form in a tight 'bunch'. They are edible, but have little taste.
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