- Plant IDs
- ID By Type
- Deciduous Trees
- Cornus mas
Common name: Cornelian cherry, Cornelian cherry dogwood, European cornel
Cornus mas is a deciduous tree which has small yellow flowers on bare branches in late winter, followed by edible red cherry-like fruit (cornel) in late summer. The fruit are the same colour as the gemstone called either cornelian or carnelian, hence the common name. The wood is extremely hard.
More about C. mas. More about eating cornels in the Sept. 11, 2020 Garden Story.
Flower close-up by Midge Oke. Bee photo by Janet Davis, with permission. Other photos by Hughie Jones.