Cornus Florida

Authors: Allison and Pat Wimbush

Common Name: Flowering Dogwood
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  • Family: Cornaceae
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  • Genus: Cornus L.
  • Species: florida
  • Identification:

    Leaves: The leaves are simple and opposite. They are oval shaped and 3-6" long. The bases are rounded and the veins are curved toward the distinct point. The petioles are generally short, ranging between 1/4 and 1/2".

    Twigs: The twigs are slender. They are green or purplish and they have small dark lenticels.