Dogwood

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A tree used by Native Americans as antipyretic and laxative, and by Western herbalists as an appetite stimulant, and to treat renal and hepatic disease
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Ground covers (all perennial) Carpet Bugle (Ajuga reptans) Kennickinnick (Arctostaphylos uni-ursa) Irish moss (Arenaria verna) Bunchberry (Cornus canadensis) Blue fescue (Fastuva ovina glauca) Wintergreen (Gaultheria procumbens) Salal (Gaultheria shallon) Lydia broom (Genista lydia) Pachysandra (Pachysandra terminalis) -- Shaded areas only.
Nature makes use of bunchberry, ferns, sweet woodruff, and European or wild ginger in shady areas.
The closed, bunchberry dogwood petals push down on the stamens inside, causing the flower's male reproductive parts to gain