Also, Mert (2009) investigated the pollen length pollen width intine and exine thickness of six cornelian cherry
(Cornus mas L.
The best-known species of Comus is the Japanese cornelian cherry
(Cornus officinalis Sieb.
The aim of present study was to investigate the effect of dietary cornelian cherry
fruit (CCF) on plasma lipids, cortisol, T3 and T4 levels.
A parade of spring flowering trees starts with the yellow-blooming (in April) Cornelian cherry
or (in May) the native, white flowering dogwood, or the (June-blooming) Japanese dogwood.
The Cornelian cherry
or Sorbet, as it is commonly known, forms a very large shrub, up to 3 metres (10') tall that, during January and February, is covered in thousands of small yellow flowers on naked stems.
Much smaller than the American dogwood--it's more of a rangy bush than a tree--the cornelian cherry
tree produces a cheerful mist of tiny yellow flowers in February and early March in my Zone 6 garden, culminating in a huge crop of smooth, oblong berries in late summer or early autumn.
The Cornelian Cherry
(Cornus mas) also produces bright red cherry like fruit and leaves that turn a reddish-purple in autumn.
The botanical name for dogwood is Cornus , the Latin term for the cornelian cherry
, Cornus mas, which grows to a 3m (10ft) tree, has clusters of small yellow flowers before the leaves open, in late winter, and offers that edible bonus of bright red berries.
We've got a cornelian cherry
which has early yellow flowers and red berries later in the year.
For a really incredible winter display of glorious gold, the cornelian cherry
(Cornus mas) is hard to beat and the same can be said of the fragrant witch hazel (Hamamelis mollis), with its spidery yellow flowers, and winter jasmine (Jasminum nudiflorum) which grows so well against a wall.
(Cornus mas) carries small yellow flowers on bare twigs in early spring, followed by clusters of bright scarlet fruit (good for making jelly or attracting birds).
Cornus Mas, the Cornelian Cherry
, was traditionally used for making daggers and "dagger wood" eventually became "dogwood".