Roughleaf Dogwood - Cornus asperifolia
A small tree (16 feet) or a shrub, this dogwood grows along swamps, in mixed woods, often on limestone-based soils. It is distributed from Mississippi to Florida and north to North Carolina.The gray bark splits into small plates. The leaves are opposite, lancelike to elliptic, and up to three inches in length; they are dark above, and pale beneath, with curling hairs. The apex is acute, and the base is usually rounded. The flowers are small and white, and borne in flat-topped clusters. The fruit is light blue and the seed is rounded.