Flowering dogwood  (Cornus florida)


The large white parts of the flowers of this spring-flowering small tree, which appear to be petals, are actually bracts.  The flowers are small and inconspicuous in the center of four bracts.  Pink-flowered varieties occur naturally but are rare; most we see are planted.  Red berries borne in the fall are a favorite of wildlife.

To learn more about Flowering dogwood, visit its profile at the USDA Plants Database





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