For damp ground there is no better shrub than the red osier dogwood.
Again the speckled trunks of the balm poplars struck my eye, now interspersed with the scarlet stems of the red osier dogwood.
Before I had done with it my ribs showed through my skin and my back was like a red osier basket.
The immediate shores were also densely covered with the speckled alder, red osier, shrubby willows or sallows, and the like.
Those spreading, pointed fingers of coral with a background of dazzling white are the topmost twigs of the red osier dogwood.