Thursday, April 30, 2009
answer to a question
Those yellow blossoms that I could not identify earlier (4/18/09) turn out to be Japanese yellow dogwood, also called Japanese cornel dogwood. The blooms have gone now, but the leaves are coming, and they appeared dogwood-like, so I googled yellow dogwood. Cornus officinalis is the Latin name. I should have guessed it was in that family, for when I looked closely at the flowers, they had that four-petal pattern of dogwoods, and the branches are opposite, as dogwoods are. So - live and learn (by being patient and doing a little research).