Cornus florida (flowering dogwood)

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Notes

Key Characteristics

  • Leaves opposite; blades entire; veins parallel to the margin
  • Bark blocky, resembling alligator hide
  • Flower buds dome or pagoda-shaped
  • Fruit a scarlet drupe

Sourced from page 325 in "Michigan Trees"

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