Cornus florida is an easily cultivated tree native to the Eastern United States. The trees are susceptible to many diseases and insect pests. The fungal disease anthracnose has claimed many trees in recent years.

  • COMMON NAME: Flowering Dogwood
  • LATIN NAME: Cornus florida
  • FAMILY: Cornaceae
  • LOCATION: Next to Mary Lyon, near the college entrance.
Cornus florida is an easily cultivated tree native to the Eastern United States. The trees are susceptible to many diseases and insect pests. The fungal disease anthracnose has claimed many trees in recent years.The flowers of Cornus florida. The white structures are not flower petals, but modified leaves known as bracts. The yellow centers are clusters of true flowers.
The red fruits of Cornus florida are eaten by over 40 species of birds.Clusters of red fruits persist after the leaves drop off the tree. They are a favorite food source for migrating and overwintering songbirds.
Cornus florida leaves take on a multitude of colors over the year.The scaly bark of an older Cornus florida.

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