Flowering dogwood (Cornus florida) is a species of flowering tree in the family Cornaceae native to eastern North America and northern Mexico. An endemic population once spanned from southernmost coastal Maine south to northern Florida and west to the Mississippi River. The tree is commonly planted as an ornamental in residential and public areas because of its showy bracts and interesting bark structure.

If Trees Could Sing…

Click here to see Suzy Bogguss talk about one of her favorite trees. Video courtesy of The Nature Conservancy and Suzy Bogguss.

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Photos taken at Old Town June 2022.

Example of a blooming Flowering Dogwood. Source.