Cornus florida - Flowering Dogwood

This is a small native deciduous tree and can be found at edges of woods and is very popular in gardens.

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  • <i>Cornus florida</i> ( Flowering Dogwood ) - The showy flower is about 3 to 4 inches across.  However, the showy parts are not actually petals but bracts.
    Cornus florida ( Flowering Dogwood )     Photos H. & M. Ling - 5/1/2004 Somerset County, NJ
  • <i>Cornus florida</i> ( Flowering Dogwood ) - The botanical flowers are the yellow-green structures in the center.
    Cornus florida ( Flowering Dogwood ) -     Photos H. & M. Ling - 5/11/2011 Somerset County, NJ
  • <i>Cornus florida</i> ( Flowering Dogwood ) - The red fruits (drupes) are oblong and form in tight clusters
    Cornus florida ( Flowering Dogwood ) -     Photos H. & M. Ling - 9/15/2007 Somerset County, NJ
  • <i>Cornus florida</i> ( Flowering Dogwood ) - This was a good year for color - deep dark red
    Cornus florida ( Flowering Dogwood ) -     Photos H. & M. Ling - 11/1/2008 Somerset County, NJ
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Additional information:
http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?kempercode=c280
http://www.hort.uconn.edu/plants/c/corflo/corflo1.html
http://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=COFL2
http://dendro.cnre.vt.edu/dendrology/syllabus/factsheet.cfm?ID=44