Native Plant of the Month: Red Osier Dogwood

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This native plant is especially eye-catching during winter months when the beautiful red coloring of its bark is especially prominent after a freeze. A fan of moist soil, this plant is often found along streams and in forested wetlands. Besides being beautiful, this red bark also provides valuable food for deer, moose, and elk in the winter months. Look out for white flowers and white, inedible berries, which will appear in the spring and last late into the fall

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Washington Native Plant Society – Red osier dogwood